ITV lying about Lewis

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes, Monte-Carlo, 2007, 4ITV’s introduction to the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying seriously misrepresented the reality of McLaren’s Monaco Grand Prix strategy.

The British media kicked up a stink after the Monaco race insisting that McLaren had deliberately ordered Lewis Hamilton to stay behind Fernando Alonso.

The truth about the scenario emerged over a week ago. But ITV’s opening piece by pit lane reported Ted Kravitz appeared to intentionally ignore the role the safety car played in McLaren’s thinking.

ITV clearly want to get the most out of popular interest in Formula 1 growing because of Hamilton.

The introductory piece about Hamilton and Alonso made no mention of the fact that McLaren brought Hamilton in early to avoid his race being ruined should the safety car have been brought on track.

Quite comically, the piece was followed by interviewed with several driver who, to a man, insisted that Hamilton was not hard done by.

It’s very disappointing to see Britain’s F1 broadcaster abuse their position in this way to add to the tabloid hype about Hamilton.

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