The topic of Lewis Hamilton’s driving will reportedly be discussed during the driver briefing in Japan, after several drivers, past and present, criticised the McLaren driver.
The Brit’s latest incident happened just last weekend when he made contact with Felipe Massa after attempting to overtake. Not only that, but he drove erratically during qualifying three in an attempt to gain track position, again putting himself and Massa in a position to make contact.
“He cannot use his mind – even in qualifying,” said the Brazilian driver. “Again, he could’ve caused a big accident. He’s paying for it. He doesn’t understand that. He has done it to me so many times this year.”
Meanwhile, Sir Jackie Stewart said he was confused as to why Hamilton, a driver with immense skill, had been involved in so many incidents this season.
“I am a bit confused because he certainly knows how to drive and has a very large amount of natural talent,” the Scott told Autosport. “The race incident was again uncalled for, so I think he needs to think about his mind-management. He has the skills, and he has the abilities, but unfortunately he is having too many incidents.”
Autosprint reports that a handful of drivers have requested the FIA bring up the subject of Hamilton’s over-aggression during the pre-race briefing, in which all the drivers meet with FIA safety delegate Charlie Whiting, to discuss any important issues relating to the forthcoming race.