The phrase of Toto Wolff about the future of Lewis Hamilton that caused fear in Formula 1

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with team principle Toto Wolff after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS / Clive Mason (CLIVE MASON /)

During the 2021 season, Toto wolff was one of the great protagonists of the Formula 1. The director of the Mercedes team showed a high profile, especially when the confrontations with Christian horner, his pair at Red Bull, in the title race between Lewis hamilton Y Max verstappen.

Last Sunday, in the definition of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the German reappeared on the scene when the Dutch driver won the championship aboard his Red Bull after the decision to enable the track for the last lap of the race by part of the Race Direction for the accident of Nicholas Latifi.

Today, after the German team announced that it withdrew the appeal over said incident, Wolff gave an explosive press conference in which he analyzed how was the end of a historic season for F1.

“I expect concrete actions from the FIA, not words. Actions on technical issues and rules, so that it is clear in the future what can and cannot be done. We have decided not to appeal, despite being aware of our reasons. But we are also aware of the consequences of a possible appeal. I am sure we would have won in any court, I am sure, in light of the elements at our disposal, ”said the Mercedes sporting director.

“There was just a decision made, in the last four minutes of the GP, which annihilated Hamilton. He took away the title “Wolff added.

Verstappen celebrated his first F1 title on the podium in Abu Dhabi with Hamilton present (REUTERS / Rula Rouhana)
Verstappen celebrated his first F1 title on the podium in Abu Dhabi with Hamilton present (REUTERS / Rula Rouhana) (RULA ROUHANA /)

It should be noted that during the last lap in Abu Dhabi, and after leading much of the race, the race direction in charge of Michael Masi He decided to reorder the grid and put, among the laggards, the British seven times world champion and the Dutch hand in hand. At the relaunch, the Red Bull driver took advantage of the fact that he was on less worn tires and left the Mercedes behind to reach the checkered flag first.

“Lewis and I are disappointed right now. Not because of our sport, which we love, but because if you break the principle of justice and authenticity, you can stop loving it. We have started asking ourselves questions and that will take time to digest. I doubt we’ll ever leave it behind at all. “, Toto Wolff sentenced.

Then, when asked about whether in front of this scenario Hamilton could leave Formula 1, the Austrian was forceful. “Lewis will never get over the pain and anguish they caused him on Sunday. To be honest, still today, I can’t even understand what happened. I’m incredulous, what happened still seems surreal to me “.

“As a pilot, he will see in his heart that he must continue because he is at the top of his form, but he will have to overcome the pain, since he is a man with strong values”He added in his thoughts on the experience of the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.


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