JULY 1, 2015
Hamilton hopes to avoid plastic trophy at home GP
Lewis Hamilton is hoping the iconic golden trophy is on the British grand prix podium on Sunday.
Last year, as he won his home race at Silverstone, he publicly ridiculed the "plastic" trophy commissioned by race sponsor Santander that fell apart in his hands on the podium.
Later, he posed in the press conference with the 'real' gold and silver Royal Automobile Club trophy.
"Last year, they gave me that plastic thing," the Mercedes driver recalled as he met with British journalists this week.
"I was like 'This is not the trophy'. At the beginning of my formula one career the trophies were really good. But now they are just terrible man.
"They are so bad. I told Bernie (Ecclestone) and he got the trophy guy in the room and I just said 'You know'. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed," Hamilton added.