Hamilton Admits He “Feels For Fans” Over Verstappen’s F1 Title Dominance – WTF1

Hamilton Admits He “Feels For Fans” Over Verstappen’s F1 Title Dominance

Lewis Hamilton is no stranger to wrapping up an F1 title early, but he’s admitted that Max Verstappen’s title dominance in 2022 isn’t great for neutral fans. 

Speaking in a drivers’ press conference ahead of the Singapore GP, Hamilton said: “I feel for the fans because for everyone, and even for us last year, going right down to the wire, that was intense for everybody, and so it’s never great when a season [title fight] finishes early.”

“Even when I’ve experienced having it finish early in places like Mexico… for you as the one individual it’s great, but for the actual sport it’s not spectacular.”

Verstappen has his second world title pretty much wrapped up, sitting 116 points clear of Charles Leclerc with six races to go.

Although Hamilton is no stranger to winning by a big margin, he’s still grateful to have been involved in some of F1’s closest finishes!

“I’m really grateful to have had like 2008 right down to the last 17 seconds, and obviously last year pretty much the same thing,” he added.

“Let’s hope for the future that it’s a bit better.”

We agree with Lewis! F1 is always better when the title battle goes down to the wire! 

9 thoughts on “Hamilton Admits He “Feels For Fans” Over Verstappen’s F1 Title Dominance

  • Had he said things like this in the 2014-2021 periode it would have had some credibility.. Now not so much.. Now it just sounds hypocritical..

  • I think this demonstrates his maturity, knowing that even when he was the most dominant it wasn’t the best for the fans. He’s right. It was so much fun to watch last year and I hope that Merc can catch up or Ferrari can get it together for next year. or even for the next few races so that we can see a close end of the season, even though Max is going to win the title.

  • ฬ๏ยtєг says:

    I don’t hear him mentioning the 2016 championship that went down to the wire as well. The one with Nico Rosberg, who beat 7 times world champion Lewis Hamilton in equal machinery.

  • That’s why the practice of hiring a wingman for second driver is wrong for the sport.

    Because even if Merc was dominating, Rosberg at least took the championship all the way to Abu Dhabi twice!

  • If Lewis had said this 3 or 4 years earlier, I would have believed him. Now it just looks like he’s a driver who is very, very jealous. Desperately waiting for a first win in the season.

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