Lewis Hamilton’s latest interview with Vanity Fair has seen him open up about what happened in Abu Dhabi last season. While talking to the magazine and detailing what happened, the Mercedes driver revealed that his biggest fears came to life last F1 season.
In the last race of the 2021 F1 season, Lewis Hamilton was leading the Abu Dhabi GP and was en route to becoming an 8-time world champion. All of this changed when Nicholas Latifi’s crash a few laps before the end brought out a safety car. Race Director Michael Masi’s decision to end the safety car without letting all cars unlap themselves cost Lewis Hamilton big time.
The driver was a sitting duck with Max Verstappen having fresher tires right behind him. In the end, it was an easy overtake, and the championship was taken away from Hamilton on the last lap. Since then Michael Masi has left his role as the race director and the wounds still remain as the driver opened up in an interview with Vanity Fair. He said:
Hamilton further described the anguish he had to go through as he still had to attend the podium ceremony.
Lewis Hamilton’s 2022 F1 season started on the wrong foot but the driver has found his way back to the front with 5 consecutive podiums in the last 5 races. After his podium finish in the 2022 F1 Hungarian GP, he said,
Lewis Hamilton’s form this season has sparked rumors that the Mercedes driver might just be looking to extend his stint with the team.
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