Dutch GP boss: “Show your decency when a 7-time champion comes here”

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Dutch Grand Prix promoter and former F1 driver Jan Lammers told Dutch fans they should be proud when Lewis Hamilton comes to Zandvoort.

The 2021 championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has been extremely close, which has led to some shameful situations.

After Verstappen and Hamilton’s collision at the British Grand Prix, Lewis has had to endure a lot of racist abuse on social media.

Afterwards, at the Hungarian Grand Prix, he has been welcomed with a chorus of boos and jeers mostly coming from Dutch fans.

With Formula 1 expected to return to Zandvoort this September, the Grand Prix’s promoter Jan Lammers asked Dutch fans to refrain from booing Lewis.

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“If Hamilton comes to the Netherlands for the grand prix, please make sure he is treated with respect instead of this vulgar booing,” Lammers told De Telegraaf.

“Show your decency when a seven time world champion comes here. We should be proud of that. It is downright antisocial and unwise to yell ‘boo’.

“Respect is something you have to show if you want to get it for yourself. As motorsport enthusiasts, we have to show that we handle this situation in a better way.

“Make sure that other people don’t have to be ashamed,” concluded the Dutch GP boss.

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