Doornbos wants “a positive reception for Hamilton at Zandvoort”

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Dutch former Formula 1 driver Robert Doornbos says if “someone drives a beautiful race – like Hamilton in Budapest” he should be applauded and no booed.

This coming weekend Formula 1 moves to the Netherlands for Max Verstappen’s home grand prix. Robert Doornbos says he hopes the Dutch crowd will be respectful toward Lewis Hamilton.

“I can only hope for a positive reception for Hamilton at Zandvoort,” Doornbos said.

“At the end of the day you are in a wonderful battle with only three points difference. The fans just have to respect the sport, [the fact] that [it] is in the Netherlands now, and enjoy it when the men race wheel to wheel.


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“In a football stadium you hear boos, but that’s different from men who put their lives at risk at 300km/h.

“If someone drives a beautiful race, like the one he drove, the fans should respect him.

“If someone drives a beautiful race, like Hamilton in Budapest, you should applaud and not shout ‘boo’,” concluded the Dutch driver and TV personality.

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