“Today was a joke,” Hamilton said of the FIA.
August 10, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / Blogs F1
Lewis Hamilton does not like the way things went in Belgium on Sunday afternoon. The Mercedes driver saw the start of the race being postponed time and time again, while according to him it was already clear that the weather conditions would not improve.
Today was a farce, with the only losers being the spectators who paid good money to watch us race “Hamilton stated this on his Instagram page. The seven-time world champion is not afraid to express himself. “Of course, you can’t control the weather, but we do have sophisticated technology that can tell us what’s going on, and it was apparent that the weather wasn’t going to ease up anytime soon.
Hamilton is irritated by the fact that the drivers were forced to drive for 10 minutes behind the safety car on the Spa-Francorchamps track. We were dispatched for one and only one reason. Two laps behind a safety car, with little chance of gaining or losing a position or providing excitement for the fans, isn’t racing.”
The 36-year-old Britishman concluded by adding that the FIA’s decision is inexplicable. “We should have just called it a day, not put the drivers in jeopardy, and most importantly, reimbursed the fans who are the lifeblood of our sport,” Hamilton added.