'Sick' Lewis Hamilton blocks Netflix footage from German Grand Prix

Formula 1, German Grand Prix in Hockenheim, Germany - 27 Jul 2019

Lewis Hamilton has said he won't be allowing Netflix to use any footage of him from the German Grand Prix due to the fact he was 'sick the whole time'.

Fans of the popular show Drive to Survive won't see any footage of the five-time world champion's eventful weekend at Hockenheim when the show returns for a second series.

"I won't be in the Netflix show much, because I was sick the whole time," he was quoted on GP fans. "I won't allow them to release that."

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Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton crushes during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: Third placed Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and second placed Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari celebrate in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: The Scuderia Toro Rosso team celebrate the third place of Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: Pierre Gasly of France and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive on the grid before the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel compete during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Track stewards lift the car of Renault's German driver Nico Hulkenberg after crushing as Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen drives by during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Second placed Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (R) and winner Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrate with champagne on the podium after the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Winner Red Bull's Dutch driver Max Verstappen celebrates on his car after the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (Front) and Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc crush during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc gets out of his car after crushing during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Renault's German driver Nico Hulkenberg steps out of his car after crushing during the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Red Bull Racing�s French driver Pierre Gasly crashes during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Scuderia Ferrari�s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc competes during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team�s Canadian driver Lance Stroll competes during the first practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Haas F1's French driver Romain Grosjean competes during the start of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
28th July 2019, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany; Formula 1 Mercedes-Benz German Grand Prix; Race Day; Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Lewis Hamilton leads the start under damp conditions (photo by Octane/Action Plus via Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 takes the chequered flag and the win during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 28: Daniil Kvyat driving the (26) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR14 Honda on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
French driver Pierre Gasly�s Red Bull car is being towed away after crashing during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Scuderia Ferrari�s Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc competes during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Red Bull Racing�s French driver Pierre Gasly is being rescued after crashing during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team�s British driver Lewis Hamilton competes during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Red Bull Racing�s French driver Pierre Gasly leaves his car after crashing during the second practice session of the German F1 Grand Prix. (Photo by Jure Makovec / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Pole position qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP waves to the crowd in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Sparks fly behind Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Racing Point RP19 Mercedes on track during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Valtteri Bottas driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W10 in the Pitlane during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff looks on in the Paddock after qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Lance Stroll of Canada driving the (18) Racing Point RP19 Mercedes on track during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on track during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Pole position qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP waves to the crowd in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Top three qualifiers Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP, Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP pose for a photo in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Top three qualifiers Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP, Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing and Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP pose for a photo in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Sparks fly behind Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 on track during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
Red Bull's French driver Pierre Gasly steers his car during the qualifying session of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Mick Schumacher of Germany drives the Ferrari F2004 of his father Michael Schumacher on track after final practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas in the pit during the qualifying session of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by VALDRIN XHEMAJ / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALDRIN XHEMAJ/AFP/Getty Images)
Mercedes' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas steers his car during the qualifying session of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, southern Germany. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 27: Pole position qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talks in the press conference after qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 27, 2019 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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The timing of Hamilton's decision is unfortunate for the show's producers as it was the first time Mercedes had granted them access, having opted against appearing at all in the first series.

With the German Grand Prix coinciding with the German manufacturer celebrating its 125th anniversary and 200th race, it seemed to be the ideal weekend for the cameras to focus on the team.

However, in a cruel twist of fate, Mercedes were to endure one of their worst races of the season.

Hamilton, who was suffering from a sore throat, managed to take pole position but crashed during the race losing part of his front wing.

He also received a five-second time penalty for incorrectly entering the pit lane and eventually finished a lowly 11th place before being bumped up to 9th after penalties for both Alfa Romeo drivers.

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Teammate Valteri Bottas was unable to capitalise either, failing to finish entirely after crashing out.

The race was eventually won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen although Hamilton still holds a 41-point lead over Bottas in the overall standings.

Mercedes will be hoping for better luck at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, although they will be away from the glare of the Netflix cameras.

Team boss Toto Wolff insisted the producers would still be happy with the footage that would be signed off.

"We have given the Netflix guys more content than on any other weekend." he said.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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