Germany

Last Race: 20th Jul Germany

Germany GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Lewis Hamilton

Hill shaken by hate mails

Tuesday 18th May 2010

Share:

Hill shaken by hate mails

Hill shaken by hate mails

Damon Hill has revealed he has suffered hate mail in the wake of adjudging Michael Schumacher guilty of breaking the rules when he overtook Fernando Alonso in Monaco.

Hill was the driver representative on the panel of stewards at Monte Carlo and was thus part of the quartet of judges who meted out punishment against Schumacher.

Such has been the abuse he has suffered since that Hill has even begun to question whether former drivers should be included in the process.

"It was a fascinating experience but I wonder whether it is right that drivers are put in the position of interpreting the regulations," Hill has told The Times. "I imagined I would be there as a consultant providing driver insight to the stewards, who would then make the decisions. My expertise is as a driver rather than a lawmaker or interpreter of regulations.

"Partly, of course, my discomfort was because I was called to make a ruling on an incident involving Michael. I acted entirely properly but I have already received some stinging e-mails accusing me of prejudice."

Friday's Shots From Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Germany

Winners & Losers: Germany

Not the best result, but Daniel Ricciardo drove the finest race of his F1 career on a storming afternoon at Hockenheim...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...