Lewis Hamilton says it’s “mindblowing” that his Quali crash was cheered

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to the Austrian crowd cheering his Qualifying crash, and says “you should never cheer someone’s downfall, someone’s injury or crash”.

At the Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying, Lewis Hamilton lost control of his car in Q3 and crashed hard into the barrier.

The crowd, which was mostly made up of Max Verstappen fans, erupted into loud cheers, even before it was revealed that Lewis was unhurt.

When asked about this, Hamilton said he finds it “mindblowing” that people would cheer when a driver is potentially injured.

“I didn’t hear them cheering,” the Briton said.


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“I was going through a bunch of stuff in the crash. But to hear it afterwards, I don’t agree or condone any of that, no matter what.

“A driver could have been in hospital and we are going to cheer that? It is mindblowing that people would do that just knowing how dangerous our sport is.

“I am grateful I wasn’t in hospital and wasn’t injured. You should never cheer someone’s downfall, someone’s injury or crash.

“It shouldn’t have happened at Silverstone even though it wasn’t a crash and what happened here,” Hamilton concluded.

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