Lewis Hamilton defends his ‘f***’ bomb rant after Mercedes pit gaffe and says it was ‘passionate and heat of moment’

LEWIS HAMILTON has defended his outburst over the radio to his Mercedes team during the Turkish GP – saying it was “passionate” and “in the heat of the moment”. Max Verstappen regained top spot in the title race with his second-place finish while Hamilton was adamant he should have stayed out and not pitted in the vain hope of finishing in third. “Yesterday we took the risk to stay out hoping it would dry, it didn’t. “I wanted to risk it and try and go to the end, but it was my call to stay out and it didn’t work.

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