Lewis Hamilton cut a frustrating figure at the end of the prestigious Monaco GP, as he couldn’t get past Vettel and Hamilton all through those 78 laps.
He expressed his concern over the format of the Monaco GP and how it could be changed a little in order to bring some excitement about this historic GP.
However, Lewis would have been happy about one particular incident during the Monaco GP, where Esteban Ocon offered no resistance to Lewis Hamilton, who was coming off an early pit-stop.
When he was asked as to why he let Hamilton pass so easily, he said that it was not his decision.
“I’m a Mercedes driver, you should ask the boss,” Ocon said, as reported by Sky Italia
“It was pointless to fight with him, especially as he had new tyres,” he added.
Ocon was further quizzed about this ‘unsaid rule’ between Force India and Mercedes that a Force India driver should let a Mercedes driver go through without much fuss.
“Maybe” said Ocon.
Toto Wolff was also asked about this unsaid pact, and he replied with an affirmative.
“Yes, because that’s the way it is,” said Wolff, when questioned by the Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure.
While the sister team of a team is expected to cooperate during race time and especially crunch situations, but when someone actually comes out and says it, it seems a bit odd.
Does that mean all sister teams would bow down to the demands of their ‘parent’ teams? And what happens if some driver refuses to cooperate?