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Lewis Hamilton had not been pleased with his Mercedes team after finishing fourth at the Dutch Grand Prix:
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The air calls came after Hamilton saw his late lead quickly evaporate as Max Verstappen pulled away for his fourth Formula One win in a row.
Hamilton and teammate George Russell had the very best two spots in Sunday’s race following a yellow flag, but Russell thought we would pit while Hamilton stayed out. It left no barrier between Verstappen and Hamilton at the restart, and both switched positions within minutes.
Hamilton couldn’t continue on the older tires and fell to fourth, while Russell earned a second-place finish.
As well as the questionable strategy, Russell almost hit Hamilton in the ultimate few laps before passing him:
Russell seemingly made the proper demand himself, nonetheless it hurt his teammate:
It continues a disappointing season for Hamilton, who’s sixth in the driver standings with out a single win this season.
The British star has seven world championships and hasn’t finished less than second in the ultimate standings since 2013, but this year is a different story. He only has six podiums in 15 races, while last week’s Belgian Grand Prix ended following a collision with Fernando Alonso on the initial lap.
Along with his Mercedes teammate now hurting his possiblity to get yourself a win in the Dutch Grand Prix, the frustrations are seemingly boiling over for Hamilton.