McLaren deny Hamilton used curse words
|By Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, August 9th 2007, 16:10 GMT|
McLaren have denied Lewis Hamilton had used curse words during a radio conversation with team boss Ron Dennis in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
British newspapers reported after the Saturday's infamous incident that Hamilton had had a heated discussion with Dennis after the Briton had been held up during qualifying and so had missed the chance to complete a final flying lap.
As reported by autosport.com in this week's journal, however, McLaren said on Thursday that those stories were not true, and that Hamilton had never used the "F word" when talking to Dennis.
"Over the last few days there has been some inaccurate and misleading reporting of certain events which transpired during the qualification for the Hungarian Grand Prix," the team said in a statement.
"Whilst the team would normally not comment on such speculation, Lewis has asked us to correct one important matter of untrue critical commentary. It has been reported that Lewis used the "F word" to Ron Dennis over the team radio immediately after the qualification session had been completed.
"The team have investigated this claim and reviewed the radio transmissions and we can categorically confirm that Lewis did not use the "F word" at any time during any conversation with the team.
"The team and Lewis are extremely disappointed that the use of the "F word" appears to have been invented and repeated to the media."