Hamilton: Stewards are out to get me

Date published: May 3 2016

After narrowly avoiding a grid penalty during the Russian Grand Prix weekend, World Champion Lewis Hamilton has claimed that F1 stewards are out to get him.

The Mercedes driver received his second reprimand of the season after the he rejoined the track incorrectly during the qualifying sessions. This coming after the Brit was reprimanded in Bahrain for reversing in the pitlane.

If for some reason Hamilton gets a third warning, he will get a ten-place grid penalty, something he says is bound to happen while also adding that he is no stranger to being picked on by officials.

“I’m just aware that there’s most likely going to be at least one ten-place penalty in the future because I’ve got one more reprimand to go,” the 31-year-old revealed to Sky Sports.

“The last one was bloody ridiculous.

“It’s quite funny. When I was in karting there was one steward, he was just there to make everyone’s weekend a bad weekend. And I’m starting to have reminiscent experiences.

“Families would turn up and spend so much money to be there for weekend. There was one guy – complete a***hole this guy was, I heard he’s still there – he was just there to ruin peoples weekend. I’m starting to see signs of him.”