https://www.facebook.com/skysportsf1/po ... 4177364881kals wrote:You're still not answering why he needs to be careful. The Ali G thing is a bad example as it was blown out of proportion by the tabloid media who took the comment out of context... remember? And anyway, I don't see any controversy that's come out from that interview on Sunday. Not one media outlet has picked up on the comments you've noted. Or am I missing something?tderias wrote:I wasn't speaking from a fan's perspective but of Lewis's. Sure its all fun and games for the spectators to see this controversy, but you don't have to say dumb things in order to be 'honest' with your fans. Does he really believe that the SC wasn't deployed because of a German leading the German GP and that would have put Nico's lead at risk? Judging by his backtracking, I don't think he does.kals wrote:Why should Lewis be more careful? It's good to hear drivers speak honestly in a time when there are too many media trained puppies. It's even better when a driver says something utterly dumb as it shows they are human.
Moral of the story; he needs to be careful of what he says. What is heard cannot be unheard. Not that I'm in a position to lecture him lol, but Lewis creating controversy for himself by making unnecessary comments has become a broken record since his reference to Ali G 3 years ago...
But in attempting to answer my own question... Perhaps you think he'd get the sack from Mercedes? Perhaps you think he'd get less support from his team as his comments may alienate himself? Perhaps you think he'd get reprimanded or punished by the governing body for showing dissent and bringing the sport into disrepute? Or perhaps something else?
Either way, it's the driving that is important and it wouldn't be the first time a driver has spoken out against his team or the race officials or another driver or the governing body or something / someone else. And I hope it won't be the last. Lets not over think things unnecessarily.
There were 1 or 2 more I think but I cba digging up the archives.
He needs to be careful because he's making himself sound like a crybaby every time things don't go his way. He takes things too personally for me; the sulky interviews, the accusations, all of it.
There are no consequences that could be put on paper. The only consequence is that his fans start to see him differently, negatively, which wouldn't do him any good.
I'm not against speaking out, but its gotta be justified. When Senna spoke out after Suzuka 1989, it was justified. Can't recall other times where it was justified, but I'm pretty sure its happened again since then.
What is even worse than speaking out unjustifiably is to speak out then backtrack 1 minute later.