Lewis Hamilton has spoken out about the booing he received from spectators at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc just held on under intense pressure from both Mercedes drivers to win a nail-biting, incident-filled and controversial Italian Grand Prix.
Leclerc’s victory was his second in a row, following his maiden win in Belgium a week ago, and Ferrari’s first at their home race since Fernando Alonso triumphed in 2010.
The Englishman could only manage a third-placed finish at Monza, as the home support backed Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to top spot on the podium.
The Italian fans were desperate to see the famous red team win at the track for the first time since 2010, and were rewarded as the 21-year-old pushed Valtteri Bottas into second.
Hamilton has now spoken out on the reaction he got from the attendees and remained positive about the “beautiful” country.
He wrote on Instagram: “Italy, wow, your energy today could be heard across the world and for that I admire you so much.
“The passion you show is really special.
“The booing isn’t so pleasant but it’s ok, I can take it.
“I hope that over time things change and we no longer see booing in such a beautiful country.
The five-time world champion still boasts a 63 point lead over Bottas at the top of the drivers’ standings, with Mercedes 154 points above Ferrari in the constructors’ table.
Next up for Hamilton and co. is the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Circuit on September 22.
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