“I don’t know what to tell you guys. I saved the tires to stop later! You stopped me first of all!“, These are the words of Lewis Hamilton in that Munich radio team immediately popular in the paddock and among fans. Because the Brit has almost always been in harmony with Mercedes, not failing to credit the team and the car in every victory. And therefore these accusations, although very well founded given the team’s fallacious strategy in Monte Carlo, were even more serious.
Hamilton: “Red Bull wing is clearly an advantage”
Now, however, comes the reverse gear. Hamilton realized he had exaggerated and at the press conference of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix an apology came to the team: “In the heat of the moment, the best things are not always said. I think constructive criticism is always a good thing, better said behind closed doors and that’s what we then did. There was not a single person to blame: I myself was part of the decision-making process that led to staying behind Gasly and thus the wrong strategy in the Monte Carlo Grand Prix. We know we could have done better, but a bad race doesn’t hurt us. We always try to do better in the future and, as I said, we win and lose as a team: let’s move forward and hope to improve.“.