F1, budget cap case: Lewis Hamilton won’t stand for it

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Hamilton doesn’t fit

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, is back on the topic of the budget cap and the sanctions he expects from the FIA.

“I don’t necessarily have an opinion because I’m not very focused on this topic, it’s part of the past. I would say I got over it last year, but this fact that pops up now definitely raises emotions for a lot of people, for the fans, for everybody. For how it turned out at the end of last year and then, as if that wasn’t enough, this happened,” the Mercedes driver explained to the microphones of ‘Sky Sports,’ returning to the World Championship lost at the last race last season.

“I’m not the one who can decide what the punishment is. The fact is that the infraction affected last year’s result, and also this year’s. When these new rules come out, if you have an advantage it is very, very difficult to close the gap. It’s a matter of integrity, we have to stick to the core values of the sport. We received a fine of 25,000 euros for having a nose piercing, so I am confident, I want to really believe in the FIA and the people who lead this team, that they will make the right decisions. Everyone has an opinion about what should or shouldn’t happen, but I’m not giving myself away, I’m trying to win a race right now,” continued the Briton, who is still winless this season.

“I think the sport needs to do something about it, otherwise if they are relaxed with these rules, then all the teams will go over. Spending millions more and then just having a penalty is not going to be good for the sport. You might as well not have a cap on costs in the future,” Hamilton concluded.

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