Gascoyne slams Lewis gesture

Force India chief labels Hamilton's actions "unnecessary"

Force India chief Mike Gascoyne has voiced his displeasure at Lewis Hamilton's behaviour in the Bahrain GP after the Brit angrily gestured at Giancarlo Fisichella.

Hamilton and the Italian were jostling for position out on track after Fisichella had gone past the Englishman due to the McLaren driver's crash with former team-mate Fernando Alonso.

With Hamilton languishing in 14th position and failing to pass Fisichella for some time, the 23-year-old finally overtook the Force India racer and shook his fist angrily at his rival as he did so.


Fisichella did not have to yield his place as both racers were fighting for position, and with the Italian not blocking Hamilton in an unfair or illegal manner, the gesture prompted condemnation from Force India's tech director.

"I don't know why he did that," Gascoyne told Motorsport Aktuell. "Fisichella was fighting with him for position and he can't expect to just be let past.

"The gesture was totally unnecessary, so it was especially good to be in front of him at the end."