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“You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.” (Ayrton Senna)

“I’m hired to race, not obey team orders” – Lewis Hamilton

“I’m hired to race, not obey team orders” – Lewis Hamilton

The headline in the major German daily Welt claims Mercedes is the victim of “Hamilton’s ego-show”.

“With his disobedience, Hamilton weakened the authority of the team leadership and provoked his teammate Nico Rosberg, for a comparatively low reward.”

But according to Hamilton, that’s not the point. On Monday, he insisted he is “hired to race”.

“It is not questioning authority,” the 2008 world champion explained. “I am hired to be me, and race my heart out.”

Team boss Toto Wolff and Rosberg agreed after the race that Hamilton’s defiance had cost Mercedes a race win.

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  1. RichardAugust 1, 2014
    Isn’t there some ancient expression that sorta goes, “He who pays the piper calls the tune. ?”

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