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Villeneuve: Hamilton thinks he's Jesus

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26/07/2018

Just two weeks after pronouncing Williams, the team with which he won the 1997 world championship, was "dead", Jacques Villeneuve continues to be a 'very naughty boy', claiming that Lewis Hamilton sees himself as the messiah.

The Canadian, who is now a pundit with Sky Italia, has hit out following a Hockenheim weekend in which Hamilton ran the full gamut of emotions; seen kneeling beside his car following a hydraulics issue that eliminated him from Q2, quoting Nelson Mandela and Maya Angelou in reaction to said failure, praising god following his sensational drive to victory not to mention his subsequent stance on the podium... and subsequent criticism of Sky Sport's pundits - including a certain N Rosberg - for "undermining" him

"He confuses Formula One with Hollywood," said the Canadian. "Everything he does is staged... he portrays himself on social media like he is Jesus.

"The way he knelt next to his car after his problem in qualifying looked like the suffering of Christ," Villeneuve continued. "And what he said afterwards was the Sermon on the Mount.

"Then he gestured so dramatically on the podium that everyone could see who sent the sudden rain."

While scattered storms are predicted for the weekend, Villeneuve would be best served avoiding possible plagues of frogs and locusts.

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1. Posted by Editor, 27/07/2018 8:12

"@ Spartacus

How can you be Jesus... you're Spartacus

Then again, I'm Spartacus..."

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2. Posted by Spindoctor, 27/07/2018 7:05

"I have no idea what Hamilton thinks, and given he's a self-professed Christian, I hope for his sake it's not that he's Jesus. That really would be a faux-pas.

Hamilton has adopted the USA as his spiritual, if not tax-haven home, and in that once-great nation it is de-rigeur to display saccharine religiosity in addition to the now universal "motivational" ('the best I can be' &c.) nonsense.
The reality is that if this cod-psychology and panglossian religious rhetoric helps him go-faster then it works for him, and the results speak for themselves.

It's somewhat ironic that two of the least engaging Champions in F1's history have decided they need to comment on someone who, like or loathe him, is already one of the greatest and could go on to score more victories.
Hamilton's epic drive last weekend surely kyboshed Nico's career as a Sports Psychologist good & proper."

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3. Posted by Spartacus, 26/07/2018 22:47

"Gotta agree with Burton on this one and the comment "Love conquers all" was a bit strange over the radio. Well if things went this way for me like Hamilton at Hockenheim, perhaps I would think I'm Jesus as well!!"

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4. Posted by BGP73, 26/07/2018 16:04

"Villeneuve is just promoting himself, period. He is desperately trying to justify himself by being controversial - for sure!

I was never that enamoured of him during his time as a driver - his move from Williams to BAR under the tutelage of Craig Pillock (deliberate typo) exhibited great judgement as did his irresponsible insistence in taking Eau Rouge flat in a car that was evidently incapable of doing so, thereby endangering his fellow drivers, spectators and marshalls alike. "

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5. Posted by Ro, 26/07/2018 14:09

"Hamilton 'thinks' he is Jesus but we all know that Villeneuve is a 'complete ass'"

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6. Posted by vins0n, 26/07/2018 13:37

"Yes."

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7. Posted by kdxrider, 26/07/2018 13:25

"Yeah! I hope we don't get the 'religious' bit all the time too ----

Mind you, Villeneuve is working for an ""Italian"" channel, he's got to play up to the Italian fans some, hasn't he. Got to keep his job right ?"

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8. Posted by Burton, 26/07/2018 13:12

"I didn't really want to agree with Jacques on this one, but I have to...Lewis is not an abrasive character but sometimes you go "wtf is he doing?!". The kneeling next to the car was quite silly.

Hopefully Lewis doesn't take a page from evangelical Brazilian footballers and starts mentioning God at every single post-match flash-interview..."

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