‘Trust Each Other,’ Mercedes Says In Response To Hamilton’s Outburst

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After the world champion was left upset and irritated with his Mercedes team’s decision-making at the Turkish Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and his team will seek to re-establish trust and communication on the track.

After slamming his crew during the race, Hamilton admitted on Monday that the decision that dropped him from third to fifth was partly his fault, while emphasizing that he would never be “polite and calm” while racing.

Hamilton insisted on Instagram: “It isn’t true to say I’m furious with the team … I wanted to risk it and try and go to the end, but it was my call to stay out and it didn’t work. In the end we did pit and it was the safest thing to do.

“Don’t ever expect me to be all polite and calm on the radio when I’m racing. We are all very passionate, and in the heat of the moment that passion can come out, as it does for all the drivers … But any angst is quickly forgotten and we talked it through, and are already looking ahead to the next race.”

The Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, had earlier said he had no issues with Hamilton’s anger during the race. “We have no problem at all with tough conversations on the radio,” he said.

“Obviously we wouldn’t speak like this to Lewis because he is driving a car at 320km an hour. But it’s all OK. We have been in this together for eight years and are thick-skinned enough to know that the driver in the car is frustrated about the situation but he will understand afterwards.”

source : Guardian sport

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