Im not so sure:
“We work so hard to improve the car and keep things like that secret and private,” the 2009 World Champion told The Guardian.
Im not really familiar with the media in the UK, but I often read false or distorted quotes in the Sun, Daly Mirror, Guardian ect.
Also even if the quotation is exact, I think he answered a question, like How do you feel about Lewis’ sunday morning actions? And he gave the right answer, as he made the least damage with this. A ‘no comment’ would have been nice at first, than all journalist would have try to work out why he didnt answer, thus hyping up the whole matter, but if he says he is angry, or he doesnt care, than all the fans would jump to kill.
So maybe the journos try to make a tension between them.