Lewis Hamilton been part of many seasons but nothing that unfolded in the last year. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen went wheel to wheel throughout the season. The duo couldn’t even be separated before the final race of the season as they were tied on points in the final race in Abu Dhabi and had everything there was to race for. But what happened in the last one could not have been written.
Lewis Hamilton had the race under control most of the time. But just before the end of the race, Nicholas Latifi crashed, which brought the safety car into play and at that moment Michael Massi accepted this controversial call to selectively allow lapped cars past the safety car, leaving Max Verstappen, who was running on the fresher set of tyres, behind Lewis Hamilton. The Dutchman took full advantage of this and secured his first world title.
FIA and Michael Massi had to endure a lot of post-race criticism for a decision that prima facie broke the law. This forced the FIA to look into the matter and make a decision after thorough analysis. The outcome of the thorough investigation has led the FIA to concede the ‘human error’ of the then race director, but to declare the result valid.
Lewis Hamilton is not surprised at how the FIA acted after admitting human error in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix report
So far, the FIA has not issued an apology Lewis Hamilton and that didn’t surprise him. He said in one of his interviews: “We know it is, and that probably wasn’t going to happen.”
“But at least there’s that transparency and it’s been called human error and that’s a positive step.”
“Unfortunately, we can’t go back and change the past, so I’m just seeing what I can do now.”
“I think the FIA will have learned how things shouldn’t be handled.” As skysports reports.
Abu Dhabi was an elusive result for Lewis Hamilton as it snatched his historic eighth world championship title, making him the most successful driver in Formula 1 history by far. But Lewis has decided to move on and focus on next season and winning it this year.
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https://firstsportz.com/formula-1-we-cannot-go-back-unfortunately-lewis-hamilton-admitted-to-not-expecting-an-apology-after-fia-admitted-to-an-error-in-abu-dhabi-gp-report/ “Unfortunately we cannot go back,” admitted Lewis Hamilton, “not expecting an apology” after the FIA admitted an “error” in the Abu Dhabi GP report