According to ex-Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, Lewis Hamilton s true arrogance is starting to peek through from his â€˜cleaner than clean image. “Lewis is playing a particularly polished and clever game when it comes to appearing cleaner-than-clean, but his arrogance is starting to come out now,â€ Irvine remarked.
In his column for Virgin Media, Irvine was shocked at the disrespect Hamilton showed his boss Ron Dennis after he failed to move aside on-track to let Alonso through during qualifying, a move which allegedly caused Alonso s pit-stop saga.
“Success is starting to go to his head,â€ Irvine continued. “The way he behaved in Hungary is beyond belief. I have no respect for people who disrespect their team managers and Lewis is rapidly beginning to lose mine.â€
Irvine has also criticized Alonso for his part in the weekend s drama stating “a two-time world champion should have more brains than he does. To block Lewis in qualifying was one of the most stupid things I ve ever seen and it reminded me of Michael Schumacher’s move on Jacques Villeneuve at Jerez in 1997. I can’t condone cheating, but if you must do it, there’s got to be a subtler way!â€