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F1 2015: Hamilton Stirs Controversy With Comments

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has stirred controversy after making comments about seven times world champion Michael Schumacher.

The newly crowned three-time world champion was quoted by Kolner Express, a German tabloid. “I’ve never done the things that Michael did to win my titles,” Hamilton is quoted as saying. “I won mine with my natural abilities only,” he continued.

The comments have drawn various comments from around social media and prompted a response from Reiner Ferling, the head of Schumacher’s fan club. “He should learn about what Michael achieved. I just say, pride comes before a fall,” said Ferling.

It isn’t the first time that Hamilton’s comments in relation to Schumacher has drawn the ire of fans. When asked about his view on Schumacher’s skiing accident the Brit responded by saying that “all things happen for a reason.” Fans of the injured driver didn’t take to kindly to this statement either.

Lewis Hamilton- ‘I never done things like Michael has done to win a championship’

About Natalie Le Clue

Natalie Le Clue is an F1 aficionado of the most dedicated vein. And, true to form for any F1-enamoured junkie, she readily admits to crying the first time she saw a F1 car, calling it an ‘overwhelming moment’. Natalie has won the 2010 gSport Woman In Media award, the 2015 Woman In Media Print award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in South African Sport by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Natalie is currently serving as SAfm's F1 correspondent. Follow Natalie on Twitter @nlc27

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