Tokyo: Britain's Lewis Hamilton Tuesday rowed back on his suggestion that Sebastien Vettel's Formula One dominance was a turn-off for fans, hailing the German as a "true champion".
Hamilton said he wanted to "clarify" his comments from Sunday's Korean Grand Prix, and sent a series of laudatory tweets about the soon-to-be four-time world title-winner.
"Read some of the stories/reports of my comments on Seb. Feel the need to clarify my thoughts. Seb is great champion!!" tweeted Hamilton.