Hamilton's driving does the talking
Lewis Hamilton, pictured, closed the gap in the title race to championship leader Fernando Alonso to 37 points
Lewis Hamilton presented a contrast in character after an Italian Grand Prix victory that proves he should remain with McLaren.
Bombarded with questions over his future in the build-up, Hamilton shrugged them aside to grab pole and follow that up with his 20th career victory at one of the world's most famous racetracks. At times post-race it was hard to believe Hamilton had emerged triumphant, closing the gap to championship leader Fernando Alonso to 37 points after the Spaniard finished third.
In one sentence Hamilton declared himself "so grateful, so happy" to have won, but in another he claimed being on the podium was "hard to enjoy when you're being booed, but I don't care, I won".
As Hamilton took to the podium in front of a sea of tifosi, the colloquial term for Ferrari's fans, there were plenty of boos for the 27-year-old Briton, seemingly tempering his joy at finally taking the chequered flag at a venue he has long held in such high esteem.
Team-mate Jenson Button claimed last week the scene below the podium, in the wake of finishing second on three consecutive occasions, was more akin to a football crowd and difficult to take in.
Hamilton had a taste of that, but not hard to understand given he is a McLaren driver standing on top of the podium in Ferrari's backyard, but after a near lights-to-flag success save for a few laps led by superb runner-up Sergio Perez (Sauber), a chirpy Hamilton said: "It's an incredible feeling, phenomenal.
"You never know what's going to happen when you come into a race weekend, but I've been so happy that it's just gone quite smoothly throughout the weekend and the guys have done a great job with the package.
"And this is Monza, one of the very historic circuits, one I have not won at before, so it's great to take another stepping stone in my career. I'm very thankful for all the support I've had."
When it was put to Hamilton whether this weekend was enough to keep him at McLaren, he said: "I'm not really focusing on next year, I want to focus on this year. This is one race at a time and I'm trying to take this team to the top.
"I'm trying to help them as they are trying to help me to win both championships. It is an incredible team and I have a great relationship with them, so I'm really looking forward to the future."
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It is not an easy place to win a race especially when you are not a Ferrari driver as the fans are just one sided.
So you did us all a big favour by beating wonder boy Alonso who had a great race to come from 10th on the grid and finish fourth officaially but Masa had to move over and lert wonder boy claim the third spot.
Well done Lewis, great job, you let your driving do the talking!!!! Not easy for you at Monza with the Fararri so called fans. But rise above it, you were the winner and Alonzo did not even manage second place!!!!
Stay with Mc Laren please, it is where you should be. Keep the good work going!!!! You can do it, be a champion again!!!!
Good job Hamilton... it's great to see him at the top of the podium again... who give's
a t0ss about the tifosi ( Ferrari fans).. bunch of spaghetti munching idiot's.. That decision
to give Vettel a penalty was a joke, Alonso had no right to the space he was trying to move into, Vettel had every right to cover his position,it's typical Ferrari loving in F1.. it's always been that
way from the Schmacher day's to now.. all the decision's going for them!!!!!
Great team win Lewis but what's with the persistent wearing of shades...not a good image for an F1 racer. Your fans would rather see your face than an overgrowth of plastic. Get rid, as you've nothing to hide!
Was it Coultard or Humphreys who highlighted how Jenson was so mature, waving to fans, hopping & skipping along the side of the track after a fuel failure.
I can remember throughout his winning year with Brawn there were times he looked suicidal and same again with McLaren when things begin to go wrong he tends to wilt fast. This is an observation of Jenson, who am I to say that I shouldn't understand someone less than perfect.
I can remember the tantrums of Schumacher, OK that’s was then this is now, wasn't it last season Schumacher almost squeezed Hamilton off the track, his position in points nowhere the reason for this behaviour was it something to do with his ties with Ferrari and the beef between Hamilton and the Ferrari drivers.
Does Hamilton deserve to be treated like this by his country men who'd you think would defend him (BBC Comentators) rather than breifing against him.
Its very EMBARRASSING to the FERRARIS TEAM, F1, FIA, THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY AND ITALY AS A NATION.
Its very BARBARIC to BOO at any WINNER even if its not your FAVOURITE. I thought F1 or FIA should have (voiced out) said something. No comment from FIA, F1 or the FERRARI'S. So is it something FIA, F1, or the FERRARI CONDONED????? I don't THINK SO, but doing NOTHING ( leaving a situation like this unrebuked) cast people DOUBT on YOUR POSITION.
I'm sure where the betting fraternity stand on a rigged hand that Ferrari can almost deliver like a trump card. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would you be sure the odds were write, would you on race position which included a Ferrari car?