A dejected Lewis Hamilton has got the Formula 1 world talking after he gave a cryptic hint about his possible retirement following a controversial championship campaign end.
Hamilton was denied a record-breaking eighth world title in the most controversial of circumstances after a bizarre statement by the stewards at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix allowed his rival Max Verstappen to end the final lap neck-and-neck with him. raced better. ties.
The Dutchman was able to get ahead of Hamilton and win the race at the very last minute, taking his first-ever championship title in the process
Lewis Hamilton led for most of the race in Abu Dhabi but was then overtaken on the very last lap since then his comments have been seen as a possible hint to retirement from the sport
After the race, Hamilton chose his words carefully, but went no further than saying he would ‘see’ next year.
“I think we did a great job this year,” Hamilton told Sky Sports cameras right after the race.
“My team has worked so hard all year, it was the most difficult season.
We gave everything and never gave up and that’s the most important thing.
“We’ll see about next year.
After the race, F1 legend Damon Hill accused Red Bull of ‘playing rough’ with Michael Masi after Christian Horner ‘convinced’ the race director to gain an advantage, allowing Verstappen to controversially lead Hamilton to the drivers’ title on death.
Masi had originally said the overlapping cars should not unroll themselves, but after a word from Red Bull chief Horner, Masi changed his mind, allowing the five cars between Hamilton and Verstappen to unfold on their own, nullifying the Briton’s 13-second advantage.