The Italian GP brought back a painful memory for Lewis Hamilton

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The Italian GP brought back a painful memory for Lewis Hamilton

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The Italian GP brought back a painful memory for Lewis Hamilton

Posted on September 12, 2022 at 4:35 p.m. by Thomas Bourseau

This Sunday, Lewis Hamilton once again drove his Mercedes on the legendary Monza circuit. However, at the very end of this Italian Grand Prix, a new incident took place which caused the intervention of a Safety Car which went to the end of the race, contrary to its use in Abu Dhabi in December last for the title of world champion. A memory that stayed in Hamilton’s throat, which congratulated the FIA ​​for respecting the regulations at Monza.

The 2021 Formula 1 season had gone perfectly so that the world championship was not decided until the last Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. After a hot start, Max Verstappen widened the gap with lewis hamilton who had miraculously managed to reduce it during the last deadlines of the season so that the pilots Red Bull and mercedes are perfectly equal. From the first turns, lewis hamilton managed to get the best of Max Verstappen and seemed launched at the wheel of his single-seater towards an eighth world championship title, which had not been achieved by anyone in the history of Formula 1 nor by Michael Schumacherseven-time world champion Sir Lewis hamilton.

The place of Abu Dhabi in the memories after the new episode in Monza

However, in the final laps of this breathtaking Grand Prix, Nicholas Latifipilot williams, caused an accident which forced the Safety Car to enter the track in order to clear the circuit of debris from the accident in question. What to allow Max Verstappen to catch up and change tires until the FIA ​​takes the decision to send the drivers back to the starting line for the last laps of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that Verstappen finally won. What had caused the anger of Toto Wolffmain team of mercedesto the former race director Michael Masi which is no longer in office since last winter. A similar incident took place at the Monza circuit on Sunday for the Italian Grand Prix.

“It always brings back memories, that’s the rule that should be enforced, isn’t it? »

Indeed, during the last laps of the Italian Grand Prix sunday, Daniel Ricciardo had no choice but to retire due to problems with his car McLaren. The Safety Car therefore appeared while the Australian’s car was immobilized on the side of the track. Unable to fully clear the McLaren, the Grand Prix ended with each car in single file behind the Safety Car. Quite the opposite of what happened in Abu Dhabi last December. Something to bring back bad memories Lewis Hamilton. “It always brings back memories, that’s the rule that should be enforced, isn’t it? So only once in the history of the sport have they broken the rule. has recalled lewis hamilton at Sky F1 in comments reported by F1actu.com.

Toto Wolff validates FIA’s decision to finish Italian Grand Prix this way, in the rules

After lewis hamiltonit’s the main team of mercedes who was invited to speak about the course of the end of the race in Monza. And like its British pilot, Toto Wolff judged that the regulations were respected and that it was the right solution and above all a decision on the part of the FIA. “The race director was criticized, but this time he respected the rules. Maybe they could have done it a lap earlier or let George pass – but they followed the rules and accepted the race to end under a safety car. That’s how it should be.”

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