After Hamilton and Vettel’s controversial clash in Azerbaijan both drivers seemed angry at each other.
But Hamilton seems to have taken it a bit harder. Fitst calling Vettel a ‘disgrace’ for hitting him and now saying he doesn’t want to clear the air with his title rival.
This comes after Vettel said he intended speak with Hamilton over the next week to resolve the issue before Austria. But Hamilton quickly hit back saying he’ll “do his talking on the track”.
“For me I’m just going to do my talking on the track, that’s most important for me.” Said Hamilton. “I’ve heard of what he’s said after the race and it seems kind of…because I’ve not come out of the race pointing the finger or said anything, it is what it is.
“It happened, I don’t think it was right but the biggest thing for me was that I lost the race through the headrest issue.
“All I’m thinking of is, get my head together. I want to kill it the next 12 races to go. I want to win the next 12 races.”
“I need some time to reflect on it all, but I think ultimately what happened was disrespectful,”
“If I had had any ill intent in terms of my driving towards him, brake testing whatever it may be, I still think it’s not deserving of that kind of reaction from someone…that person you do have respect for and always showed it on the track.
“There’s a lot of kids, every other class and category there’s kids on TV watching us and to see a multi multi world champion who you think would behave better than that. That’s the kind of thing you see in go-karts which you learn from not doing in karts.
“I hope that kids don’t see that in GP2 and GP3 and think that’s the right way. Obviously, everyone has their own opinion about certain things but I just hope that youngsters don’t think that…that’s not how you drive. And that’s not an answer to any situation or issue you have anyway.”