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Hamilton: Media will be back on my side

Lewis Hamilton says the media "will be back on my side" once he starts performing strongly following the criticism he has been subject to

The McLaren driver was criticised by the British media after his crash with Kimi Raikkonen during the Canadian Grand Prix.

Hamilton had another weekend to forget in France last weekend after having to serve two penalties, one for his Canadian crash and another for cutting through a chicane during the Magny-Cours.

The Briton, who has dropped to fourth place in the standings, was defiant after Sunday's race, saying the press will not distract him.

Hamilton admitted he is not a fan of facing the media as soon as he gets out the car, but the McLaren driver is convinced he will get support when he starts winning again.

"You've just done an hour and a half race and worked your backside off, and then they expect you to sit down and straightaway get out of the car and talk to people," Hamilton told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"Are you crazy? Damn man, I'm knackered! I need a drink! Sometimes I like to do that.

"But I feel that I've had so much support from the media, especially last year and in the build-up to this year, and I know that with the performance that I'll have coming up, I feel that they'll be back on my side and they'll continue supporting me."

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