Lewis questioned the decision of Formula One’s policy of organizing races in new nations like India.
Lewis didn’t stop there and said that the track was built middle of nowhere.
He was seriously criticized and trolled by Twitterati for utilizing such comments for Indians. In the wake of seeing the backlash, Lewis took to Twitter and posted an clarification. In his message, he made clear to that he had no intentions to hurt anybody and has respect for India. This is what he wrote:-
“Hey everyone. I noticed some people are upset with my comment on India. First off, India is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The culture there is incredible. I have visited and always had an amazing time however whilst it’s the fasted growing economy it also has a lot of poverty. My reference was that a Grand Prix there felt strange to drive past homeless people and then arrive in an huge arena where money was not an issue.
They spent hundreds of millions on that track that is now never used. That money could have been spent on schools or homes for those in need. When we did have the race, nobody came because it was too expensive most likely or no interest. However I have met some amazing Indian fans.”
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— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 15, 2018