Mercedes had a forgetful grand prix in Austria, as both their cars were forced to retire due to technical issues.
Hamilton was particularly furious with what had transpired on the race track, first with the VSC error made by his pitwall team and the second when he finally had to retire because of a power loss issue.
The Brit’s frustration was visible on the team radio, where he did not mince his words about what he felt about the entire incident.
And the frustration continued into the post race press conference as well, where in he questioned the presence of mind of his team and the inability to react under pressure.
It almost felt like the frustration might lead to a little tussle between Hamilton and the technical team, but Hamilton’s message to team on the radio after his DNF would have appeased any such fears.
The ‘spicy stuff’ was broadcasted on the television feed, wherein the fans were ‘greeted’ to Hamilton’s rant, but his message of ‘positivity’ wasn’t quite broadcasted.
“Lewis came on the radio and said ‘I don’t know how many are listening in Brixworth and Brackley, but I cannot remember when I last had a DNF. This team has had the best reliability over the last years, this team has had by far the best car and is by far the best team I have driven for. We need to recover from this but I am in no doubt that we’ll come back strong’, that his mindset”.
Hamilton would now be pumped to overturn his fortunes at his home grand prix.