Lewis Hamilton of McLaren has slated stewardship of races during this season as being a “joke” and that he was being targetted by the stewards at races. He was penalized twice during the race at Monaco and once during qualifying. He has also been reprimanded in other races for too much of aggression. When asked why he thought he was being picked on by the stewards he said only half jestingly “probably because I am Black, that is what Ali G says anyway”. McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh later said that Hamilton “on his own accord came back to the race track” and went to “explain” to the stewards as to why he made that joke and that the stewards were satisfied.