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Formula One drivers blasted as lazy by Ron Walker

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Melbourne, Apr 8(ANI): Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman, Ron Walker, has hit back at local Formula One hero Mark Webber called Australia a "bloody nanny state" in the wake of fellow F1 driver Lewis Hamilton's hoon session in St. Kilda.

"You can't please these drivers, they are a bunch of lazy people who won't do anything to help the sport. A lot of them are prima donnas and never happy," The Mirror quoted Walker, as saying.

Webber, who finished ninth in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, had made the statement while defending Hamilton after his Mercedes sports car was confiscated by police for wheel- spinning on a city high street.

"It's a great country, but we've got to be responsible for our actions and it's certainly a bloody nanny state when it comes to what we can do. Lewis has found out very quickly," Webber said.

"I think we've got to read an instruction book when we get out of bed - what we can do and what we can't do ... put a yellow vest on and all that sort of stuff. It pisses me off coming back here, to be honest," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 17:06 [IST]
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