Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton is very disappointed with the development of events in the last race of the previous season – the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton lost the title in the last lap of the last race, and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said that Hamilton does not know whether he will drive in F1 next season until he sees the results of the investigation regarding the last race.
The title in the UAE was won by Max Verstappen from Red Bull, and the leaders of Mercedes rebuked the director of the race, Michael Masi, for not correctly applying the rules regarding the safety vehicle that was on the track after the accident in which Nicholas Latifi hit the wall.
According to the BBC, the FIA is aware of Hamilton’s dissatisfaction and has launched an investigation primarily to regain the victory of the seven-time champion.
The new president of the FIA, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, said that five days after he was elected to that position, he contacted Hamilton, but that there were no concrete talks.
“I don’t think Hamilton is 100 percent ready to answer yet. We do not blame him, we understand his position, “said the new FIA president.
A whole month has passed since the race for the Abu Dhabi GP, and the FIA admitted in a statement that some events from the end of the season tarnished the reputation of F1. The BBC refers to its sources, according to which the position of Michael Masi is very shaken.
It should be emphasized that Hamilton has a contract with Mercedes until 2023, and that his teammate in 2022 will be George Russell, since Valtteri Bottas left for Alfa Romeo. If Hamilton doesn’t want to compete anymore, there is no driver who is a clear choice to replace him.