Lewis Hamilton’s “selective memory” is criticized by Christian Horner for Red Bull’s global dominance.

Christian Horner, the CEO of Red Bull, has criticized Lewis Hamilton for having a “selective memory” when criticizing Red Bull’s dominance.

Since the new technical regulations went into effect in 2022, Red Bull has dominated the Formula One race.

In Formula One 2023, the team has won 19 of the 20 races, with Max Verstappen taking home the 17 victories.

Naturally, a number of the paddock’s members, including Hamilton, have criticized and commented on their overwhelming campaign.

Between 2014 and 2021, Mercedes had a similarly dominant run of eight consecutive constructors’ championships, while Hamilton won six of his seven drivers’ championships during this time.

Given Mercedes’s past “obscene” winnings, Horner thinks Hamilton should refrain from acting hypocritically.

Horner stated, “I think he has selective memory,” on Dax Shepard’s Eff Won podcast.

As you can imagine, some of their victories during that time were downright outrageous. Although we’ve had a successful few years, Lewis is the one who, in my opinion, shouldn’t be saying that.

What has Hamilton said?

The 38-year-old stated previously in the year why he believes no one team should be able to dominate.

“The competition for the top positions should be closer, and we shouldn’t have a chance to dominate for a long time,” he said to Channel 4. Regretfully, Red Bull may also very well dominate the following three seasons.

“I think this is not the best thing for the fans,” the speaker said, “because if we keep going in the same direction, maybe Ferrari, McLaren, or Mercedes will dominate in the coming years.”

In order to prevent dominant teams from gaining an early advantage for the upcoming season, Hamilton even proposed a possible rule change.

“I think the FIA should probably put a time when everyone is allowed to start developing on the next year’s car,” he said in July. “So August 1, that’s when everybody can start so then no one can get an advantage on the next year, cause that sucks.

“It would make more sense. They should. Say for example you start the season and you know you have a bad car, you can just say I’m not going to bother developing this car and put all this money into next year’s car and have an advantage.”

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