the phrase "i am responsible for what i say,you are responsible for what you understand" couldn't be more fitting....why are people so gullible? i mean how many times would the daily mail misconstrue a drivers comments before some of you realize that it's their way of journalism? frankly i can't get mad at them..am more mad at the fans like you who believe all this shit because if you guys weren't so gullible,then these tabloids might actually try some journalism.
Gullible? I'm very far from gullible, mate. Quite the opposite. It seems he actually did
say that, after all. a different article
A very favorable one, by the way:
Hamilton has bounced cheerfully into the British Racing Drivers' Club on a dreary March afternoon when his smile is the only warm thing in sight, and gives chirpy greetings to his audience of reporters before immediately ribbing some of them over their uncharacteristic sartorial elegance.
"The thing with Jenson doesn't really excite me," he claims. "The rivalry between me and Fernando excites me more. I always say that, because he's the benchmark. I think he's one of the most experienced guys now and the fastest driver that I can see.Put anyone next to him and they'll struggle. "
I think it wasn't an attempt to downplay Button. It sounds like a rather badly concealed attempt to praise himself, which is even worse. Lewis doesn't need it. He's a great driver--no one doubts it-- so that's absolutely unnecessary.
You overreacting. Your first post in this thread show that well. He just say that Alonso is his benchmark. Nothing wrong with that.
I'm not. There's nothing wrong with the Alonso stuff(though I don't agree with him and consider Lewis the better driver than Alonso). I don't like Alonso for his arrogance and mind games; but I don't like double standards even more, so I'm not going to judge Lewis any differently.