British tabloid The Sun called the McLaren driver 'Lewis Whamilton' after another bad day at the office for the 2008 world champion.

On Saturday, Hamilton was reprimanded at Spa-Francorchamps for his bizarre qualifying crash with Pastor Maldonado, and the Williams driver said after Sunday's grand prix: "He did the same today ... I think he needs to be more focused on his race".


Rookie Maldonado was referring to Hamilton's race-ending crash with Kamui Kobayashi.

Sauber's Kobayashi said: "I don't know what I needed to do -- maybe go into the gravel for him?"

Niki Lauda, speaking to Autoblog UK, was unequivocal: "He takes things to extremes. He's only got himself to blame."

But Hamilton initially refused to take the blame, telling reporters afterwards: "As far as I was concerned, I was ahead of whoever I was racing and then I was hit by them."

He later apologised to Japan's Kobayashi via Twitter.

"After watching the replay, I realise it was my fault today 100 per cent.

"I didn't give Kobayashi enough room, though I thought I was past. The team deserves better from me," said Hamilton.