Lewis Hamilton was quoted in Korea saying Sebastian Vettel's success is getting boring for F1 fans and made a comparison to Michael Schumacher's dominance during the early 2000s.
Vettel won his fourth race in a row in Korea and looked well and truly on his way to his fourth F1 title on Sunday.
The 26-year-old German now has a 77 points lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
But on Tuesday, Hamilton who won the driver's title in 2008 took to social media site Twitter to clarify his comments via a series of tweets.
The British driver tweeted,
Good morning all. Read some of the stories/reports of my comments on Seb. Feel the need to clarify my thoughts. Seb is great champion!!— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 8, 2013
Not only that, he is a great human being who is funny and humble. Deserves all the success he is having!— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 8, 2013
I admire his dedication & ability to consistently perform without mistakes. This is the mark of a true champion.— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 8, 2013
Regardless of what you & I may think about his car, at the end of the day he's doing the perfect job.— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 8, 2013
I'm just grateful I get to drive in an era with so many great drivers like him. God Bless & have an amazing day!— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 8, 2013
The next race will be in Japan next Sunday.
Interestingly, Vettel is not on Twitter and claims he does not understand the medium much, pretty old school for a 26-year-old.
While the triple world champion Vettel has managed to romp to four race wins in a row, Lewis Hamilton was able to clinch four pole positions in a row this season.
Sadly there are no points for pole and Saturday performances with Hamilton on Sundays only managing to win one race this season as compared to Vettel's eight race wins.