Red Bull has been warned “sledging” Hamilton reflects badly on them

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Former F1 driver John Watson blasts Red Bull for “sledging” Lewis Hamilton and warns “sometimes it reflects worse on you than it does on the person that you’re doing it to”.

After the difficult time Lewis Hamilton endured at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Red Bull’s advisor Dr Helmut Marko suggested that perhaps the Briton is thinking he should have retired at the end of last year.

Former F1 driver John Watson warns the Austrian team not to overdo it with their jibes at Hamilton.

“To use a cricket analogy, they’re sledging him,” Watson told

“All they’re doing is just adding more discomfort to Mercedes and primarily Lewis. It’s part of the game.

“It doesn’t need to be maybe as blatant, because sometimes it reflects worse on you than it does on the person that you’re doing it to, so it’s a balance of what you say.

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“You can make your point, but you don’t have to overegg it.”

The Briton added that Lewis’s current woes are perhaps hitting him even harder, in light of how he lost the 2021 title.

“It must rancor with Lewis, to be in the situation that he’s in, having been denied – because of, in my view, bad judgments in Abu Dhabi – that eighth championship, and I think there is also a legacy of that still with Lewis.

“It’s made worse by the fact that Mercedes has not got a competitive car that is currently capable of challenging for the championship, [or] being as dominant as it has been over the previous seven seasons,” Watson concluded.

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