Some media outlets will do anything for hits on their webpage, or sales of their newspapers, and one such case has just occurred where they painted three time Formula One world champion, Lewis Hamilton as a selfish hard to work with driver after twisting comments he made in a recent interview.
In the interview with sponsor UBS, Hamilton commented that in his opinion, data sharing should not happen between teammates and that all drivers on the grid should do their own homework and not cheat off their teammates.
"I go out, do my laps, do all my homework and the other guy can see everything. When we're driving we're picking out braking points, bumps, tyre rubber marks on the track, all these different things to help get you through the corner quickest ... but because of this (shared) data they (teammates) can just copy you. They should be able to go out there on their own and find it all themselves, without you."
As some outlets made him sound like he was complaining, or even warning off his new teammate, Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton clarified his comments on his twitter account…
"I wish to clarify, I have not hit out at my team at all. My point on data sharing is solely my feelings about the sport in general. It has been my feeling since the day I started F1 and still is 10 years later. There is zero problems in my team, zero problems with Bottas."