HAMILTON CALM ABOUT ‘HEADMASTER’ SUMMONS
LEWIS HAMILTON insists he did nothing wrong during the closing laps in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when he slowed the pace to make life difficult for title-rival Nico Rosberg. “I don’t think I did anything dangerous, I don’t think I did anything unfair,” said Hamilton. “We were fighting for the championship, I was in the lead so I control the pace.... That is the rules.” Hamilton twice ignored team instructions to pick up the pace, firstly from his race engineer and then from Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe, as he backed up the field to try and push Rosberg within reach of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Asked during a post-race news conference if he was annoyed by the team instructions, he said: “Not really. I don’t know why they didn’t just let us race. There was never a moment where I felt I was going to lose the race. It is a shame that it is quite clear their thought process ... and I don’t have much to say to be honest.. Hamilton joked during one television interview that he was looking forward to being called in to the headmaster’s office. “Yeh, I’m looking forward to it and I’ll go in there with a tequila,” he said, as the Mercedes team party began all around him.