Lewis Hamilton was catching Max Verstappen at the Dutch Grand Prix, before the Safety Car came out. Verstappen then pitted for fresh soft tyres, while Mercedes decided to leave Lewis on the track on older mediums, hoping that he will be able to keep P1 in the final laps of the race.
However, the team did pit George Russell for fresh softs, and ultimately Lewis got overtaken by Verstappen, Russell and Leclerc, finishing the race in P4.
The Briton was obviously not happy and expressed his frustration to the team over the radio.
“I can’t believe you guys f**** me, can’t tell you how *** I am,” Lewis said.
F1 expert Peter Windsor says he completely understands where Lewis was coming from.
“Suddenly the dynamics of the race had changed completely,” Windsor said on his YouTube channel.
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“Hamilton was the big threat. Now it was like the situation in Abu Dhabi and like the situation of Charles Leclerc in the British GP, Hamilton was left out to dry.
“You can imagine how annoyed he was. He went ballistic. I don’t blame him. It’s not the first time it’s happened to him.
“He had a good opportunity to take it Max. It wasn’t wrong to let George stop, but it was wrong not to let Lewis stop for the soft tyre.
“I don’t understand why they didn’t, because they saw Verstappen had gone to the softs.
“What was the point of keeping your two cars on the track on those old mediums?” Windsor concluded.