Oct 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
Lewis Hamilton tried to put some distance between himself and comments he made following the Korean Grand Prix claiming Sebastian Vettel’s domination has made F1 a turn-off for viewers.
In a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday Hamilton said he’d “read some of the stories/reports of my comments on Seb” and wanted “to clarify my thoughts”.
“Seb is great champion!” he began, calling his rival “a great human being who is funny and humble” and “deserves all the success he is having”.
“I admire his dedication and ability to consistently perform without mistakes,” Hamilton continued, “this is the mark of a true champion”.
Alluding to his previous comments about the performance of the Red Bull RB9, Hamilton added: “Regardless of what you and I may think about his car at the end of the day he’s doing the perfect job”.
“I’m just grateful I get to drive in an era with so many great drivers like him,” he concluded.
Following the Korean race Hamilton likened Vettel’s success to Michael Schumacher’s domination of the early 2000s. “I remember watching when Michael Schumacher was winning,” he said. “I remember watching the start, going to sleep, then waking up when it ended because I already knew what would happen.”
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