Lewis Hamilton has apologised after sparking outrage on Twitter having kept his cap on during a minute’s silence in memory of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson, who died two weeks ago.
As the drivers lined up ahead of Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza to respect Wilson, all but Hamilton removed their headwear with the reigning Formula One champion criticised by fans of the sport who felt he showed a lack of respect. However, he did remove his cap for the Italian national anthem.
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, stood next to Hamilton, was seen with his cap in his hands having removed it for the minute’s silence. All of the drivers lined up kept their sunglasses on during the tribute.
After the race, which Hamilton won, he apologised and said: ‘Guys, I honestly hadn’t realise it was a minute of silence. I was so focused & listening to my music, I thought we were taking a photo.
As we say here in the North of England about self-centred, egotistical and arrogant people, “what an arsole”