Hamilton hits back at Vettel's 'silver buses' jibe

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at Sebastian Vettel's description of the Mercedes cars in the Monaco grand prix as "buses".

Red Bull's world champion Vettel, who finished second on Sunday behind Nico Rosberg, said of the opening laps in Monaco: "You expect two silver arrows and there were two buses going for a cruise".

Hamilton, who switched to Mercedes over the winter, told Press Association news agency he didn't appreciate the analogy.

"He has had the fastest car for the last four years, so it's easy for him to say that. He's got it easy," said the Briton.

"We are making our way up, we are learning, growing, improving with a car that has great potential, so I don't agree with him."

Hamilton was more reluctant to talk about the furore caused by Mercedes' 'secret' tyre test, insisting he has to focus instead on getting up to speed with the on-form Rosberg.

"I just have to focus on myself and try and get my act together," he said.

Published May 28th, 2013 1:55pm
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Xjpro Xjpro
Great jibe Vettel! Little did He know that such buses, were going to set the pace for him on Monaco.-
May 28th, 2013 5:20pm
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loki loki
"He has had the fastest car for the last four years" - no later than last year it was McLaren that had arguably the fastest all-around car of the season.
May 28th, 2013 4:06pm
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McLaren1 McLaren1
Only for the first two races and the mclaren team was the ultamite downfall of McLaren last year they botched nearly every pitstop.
May 28th, 2013 11:50pm
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loki loki
I fail to understand how this counters my statement that the car itself was the best all-around machine of the season. The team itself was not in question.
May 29th, 2013 1:32pm
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dsc_off0 dsc_off0
"I just have to focus on myself", yeah, Lewis is pretty good at that.
May 28th, 2013 2:48pm
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Cale24 Cale24
Great jibe from Vettel have to admit.
May 28th, 2013 2:00pm
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