Lewis Hamilton has shown his sportsmanship after losing the Formula 1 world title, publicly congratulating Max Verstappen in the epilogue of an exciting World Cup , but the attitude has been quite different within the ‘box’ of Mercedes . The head of the German team, Toto Wolff , has complained to the race management on several occasions over the radio at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes has once again reigned in the Constructors ‘World Cup , but in the Drivers’ World Championship it has conceded its first defeat since 2013, when Sebastian Vettel won his last title, and Wolff has not spared any complaints. The Austrian already threw his headphones into the air in the previous race in Saudi Arabia , very annoyed with Max Verstappen’s driving, and in Yas Marina he also showed his bad smoke again.
The two safety cars that marked the race in Abu Dhabi focused the ire of the Hamilton boss. In the first, virtual after Antonio Giovinazzi’s departure from the track, he complained to the race director Michael Masi when he understood that there was no danger and that the race could continue normally.
But it was the second safety car, this real yes, that completely upset Wolff , although Nicholas Latifi’s accident justified it well. The cameras captured the angry complaints of the head of the German team, who knew that the World Cup could escape them at the last minute. His worst omens were fulfilled and his pupil was left without an eighth world title in the last meters.
Toto Wolff has had to say about everything here less beautiful # AbuDabiDAZNF1 🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/J9YGLSPSmw
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