Mclaren suspended their Sporting Director Dave Ryan, at the team since 1974, for his role in the Australian GP post race affair. Today Lewis Hamilton tried to take responsibility for his false statement to the stewards and proclaim his innocence.
"I'd like to say sorry to all my fans who have believed in me and supported me for years. I am not a liar. I am not a dishonest person. I am a team player. Every time I have had to do something I have done it. This time it was a huge mistake. I am learning from it. It has had a huge toll for me. It was a lot to deal with. I was in the wrong and I feel I owe it to my fans to let them know that. Like I said I was misled.
“We went straight there and while we were waiting I was instructed what to do. I did not have time to think about what I was going to do. I felt awkward and very uncomfortable and I think the stewards could see that. I am not a liar.”
Hamilton claims he was forced to make a false statement to the stewards by Ryan. Or is Ryan falling on the sword for Lewis? Your thoughts?