Hamilton addresses boos from the Tifosi

Jamie Woodhouse
Lewis Hamilton hopes that one day the boos aimed towards him at Monza will stop.

Lewis Hamilton hopes that one day he will stop being booed by the crowd at the Italian Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc saw off Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to claim his first victory at Ferrari’s home race – it was also their first win on home soil since 2010.

In home territory the Tifosi support Ferrari with a passion and any shortcomings likewise receive a fierce reaction, making for a hostile environment.

As the main man to deny the Scuderia since the turbo-hybrid era began, Hamilton has become public enemy number one at the Monza circuit.

The cheers were deafening when he was squeezed off-track by leader Leclerc during the race, and the boos even more so in the post-race celebrations.

Despite the reaction, Hamilton took to Instagram to describe Italy as a “beautiful country” and hopes that one day the boos aimed at him will stop.

“Italy, wow, your energy today could be heard across the world and for that I admire you so much,” he wrote in his story.

“The passion you show is really special. The booing isn’t so pleasant but it’s ok, I can take it.

“I hope that over time things change and we no longer see booing in such a beautiful country.

“No matter what, I wish all of you positivity and only good things in your lives.”

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