Previously, Jeremy Clarkson hasn’t exactly been subtle when he’s spoken out against Lewis Hamilton. Last weekend, before the final showdown between Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen and the British champion, The Grand Tour presenter wished both racing drivers well before the race. But he couldn’t resist a slight dig at Hamilton, who he’s interviewed numerous times on Top Gear.
Calling the racing driver “woke”, and often calling out his “right-on” tweets, Jeremy wrote about him in his column for The Sun.
“Tomorrow, after one of the most exciting Formula One seasons ever is over, either Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen will be crowned World Champion.
“Both are brilliant drivers and I want to wish them both the best of luck.
He added quickly:
“But I hope the luck Max has is a little bit better than the luck Lewis has.”
In the past, Jeremy has had a lot of respect for Lewis, but more recently he’s often spoken out about how he disagrees with his behaviour off of the race track. Writing in a previous column, he explains why he dislikes the driver:
“The problem is that Lewis has changed,” he penned. “But then he decided to go woke and right-on and more politically correct than a student union AGM.”
Adding that he urges “everyone to be vegetarian”, he says:
“All this might work well on social media but in the real world, where people live, it doesn’t work at all.
“They get Lewis to be a mouthpiece thinking he’ll convert the rest of us.
“But instead, we all just want to throw something at him.”
Max Verstappen took home the glory on Sunday, with Lewis in a controversial second place. There will be more updates to come as Mercedes protests the epic conclusion.