As it happened in Malaysia, also in Suzuka Lewis Hamilton didnt spare some criticisms to Mercedes, in a severe way. Maker of a mistake at the start and of a fight for the second place with Verstappen in the last part of the Japanese GP, the English has called idiot a member of his team for his appealing to F.IA against the Red Bull drivers behavior on the track. The appeal was then nullified, and all the declarations were cancelled.
In Sepang, after a yielding few laps to the end while he was leading the race, Hamilton attacked his team, claiming he had been sabotaged. “It is an unacceptable behaviour toward his employer and toward such a prestigious and winning constructor as Mercedes. It is the second time in a week that Hamilton has attacked his team heavily, and I am sure that it won’t be unnoticed”.
“Now, the English is in a complicated moment and the management knows to have the best car for many future years. We’ll see the consequences of his action, when the title will have be assigned. At the moment, Hamilton’s behaviour goes beyond the race department. The chairman of Mercedes can’t be satisfied about his employee’s declarations” Gian Carlo Minardi says.
Ferrari is also in a complicated situation with its team principal Maurizio Arrivabene that calls to order Sebastian Vettel. “In my opinion, you should use other means to stimulate a driver, especially when you give him a worse car than the previous one. I sense that in Maranello it is back the era of Fernando Alonso, but I dont think that Seb will wait four years. We should remember that in 2017 his agreement will be about to expire“, the manager from Faenza concludes.