F1 Commentator Martin Brundle, and Driver Filipe Massa on Hamilton's Problems.

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F1 Commentator Martin Brundle, and Driver Filipe Massa on Hamilton's Problems.
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Martin Brundle July 6, 2004

Martin Brundle is a knowledgeable commentator on Formula One for BBC . Speaking to The Telegraph, Brundle said, “The problem with Lewis is that it's always someone else's fault. You wonder if he needs a bit of a mindset change on that.”

Filipe Massa believes something more memorable than a drive-through penalty is needed to adjust Lewis Hamilton's outlook.

“He tried to pass me on the kerbs when I didn't think it was possible to overtake. He was too aggressive I think,” said Massa. His rather good race was destroyed, along with his Ferrari, by Hamilton's actions.

“When I got to the tunnel my car was damaged and I went on the dirty part of the track and hit the wall.”

“What he did today was unbelievable. Not just with me, but with other drivers as well.

“I think he needs to be penalized again, and in a good way, otherwise he doesn't learn.

“They (the FIA) need to think of something for him, or he will not learn.”

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Pastor Maldonado before Hamilton nailed him at Monaco.

Filipe was not alone in his criticism of Lewis Hamilton. Pastor Maldonado, rookie driver on the Williams team also had his race and his car ruined by Hamilton.

“I think he tried the same maneuver on myself that he tried on Filipe. Exactly the same, he was too optimistic,” said the young Venezuelan driver.

“This (Monaco) is a very narrow track and you must be very careful with your overtaking. I made many passes during the race and I never had problems because I was very convinced to do it."

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