Lewis Hamilton, the five times F1 champion has invited a trouble for him after he called India a poor country. Lewis has left his Indians fans very disappointed and angry after his comment on India.
For your information we should tell you that India has hosted three Grand Prix at the Budh International Circuit since 2011 before parting ways with Formula One.
Lewis Hamilton questioned Formula One’s policy of organising races in new countries like India. He also went ahead and said that he felt incompatible when he visited India for the Indian Grand Prix. He also suggested Formula One to only organise the races in only those countries who have racing culture, rather than experimenting with countries like India.
He said :
“I’ve been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track made in the middle of nowhere. I felt very conflicted when I went to that grand prix.”
The Indian fans who were left disappointed took to twitter and slammed the F1 Champion for his remark about India. Here, have a look at some of the reactions of twitterati on his comment :
I decided to stop following @F1 until @LewisHamilton is active in the Racing Circuit!
This arrogant Brit must understand that it "poor" countries like #India that have pumped in new lease into an otherwise dying Formula Racing.#BanF1
— Raghav (@palwai) November 14, 2018
@LewisHamilton Dissappointed by you comment below:
"I’ve been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track made in the middle of nowhere. I felt very conflicted when I went to that grand prix."
— प्रशान्त कुमार सिंह (@pacific1811) November 14, 2018
Its the same logic and reason why the likes of Google, Microsoft, SAP, Pepsi, and many more make Indians their CEOs; and why global retailers, banks, insurers, auto makers, and telecom giants throng to be in India. Can you guess the logic now, or need more clues Mr. Hamilton?
— Prasad Dixit (@prasaddixit1966) November 14, 2018
#Formula1 India is not poor but world's sixth largest economy and fastest growing. Yes, it does have a large no. of poor and efforts are on to uplift them. Simultaneously, we have adequate infra, ppl amongst richest in world, a humongous middle class, and a market 4 big players.
— Suresh Lakhanpal (@sclakhanpal) November 14, 2018
We are the sixth largest economy in the world despite being looted by the British. If today your country returns the loot back to India, then England will be a "poor" country!!
— Ganesh (@iGanesh90) November 14, 2018
— Parikshit (@Pariksh73796450) November 14, 2018
Mr Hamilton your choice of words is poor – India is rich in many aspects – btw why do you think these organizations or corporations focus on India – it is going to be the place with lot of potential from sales perspective
— Selva (@selvamsm1) November 14, 2018
Ignoring India is F1’s loss. This is the ‘poor’ country where universities and tourism boards come pleading for business.
— Surya Iyer (@suryavoice) November 14, 2018
We in India love to watch a race..that's why 95000 turned up the first time.. Including me
Then we found out you guys don't "race"
You guys drive at high speed and follow "team orders"
Now we're happy India isn't on the @F1 calendar #LewisHamilton
— Aaaaa-Niiiii-Shhhhhhh (@WaghrayAnish) November 15, 2018
#LewisHamilton called India a "poor place" and faced backlash from Indians.
Meanwhile when petrol prices goes up by 2 Rs, half of our population goes insane.
— Republic Of Bakchodi (@followTheGupta) November 15, 2018
After ruining us from our golden past "british" racer Lewis Hamilton calls india a poor country! Wow! What abt d unilateral free trade policy of EIC wd whch u ruined India? What abt d drain of wealth? You guys still owe us the Kohinoor diamond ! #LewisHamilton @LewisHamilton @
— Ricky (@RikiP009) November 14, 2018
#LewisHamilton India is a poor country yet English players come here to play leagues like IPL for money…. Makes sense? ????????
— Shantanu Dagar (@DagarShantanu) November 14, 2018
@LewisHamilton just to let you know, Indians own a lot of assets in your country, including the Jaguar !!
— Parvez Balooch (@indianbalooch) November 14, 2018
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