Lewis Hamilton has spoken out on the suggestion that he should be crowned the 2021 Formula 1 World Champion following Red Bull’s cost cap breach, stating that he does not want to be awarded the championship. In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, the seven-time world champion explained that he was not bothered if teammate George Russell finished ahead of him in the championship, as they are only aiming for fifth and sixth places.
Hamilton also shared his thoughts on the events of Abu Dhabi last year, when he lost the championship to Max Verstappen after a controversial final race. When asked if he felt he was targeted, Hamilton replied, “I don’t know. It’s all so long ago. I think the wrong decisions were just made. There were egos involved and a lot of people whispering.” However, he added that he did not feel like he was being targeted.
Regarding the suggestion that he should be crowned the 2021 champion, Hamilton said, “No. The damage is done. I know for myself what we have achieved as a team and how we have done it. We gave everything and did it the right way, and I’m proud of that.” Hamilton’s comments suggest that he is content with the outcome of the 2021 season, despite narrowly missing out on the championship.