Lewis Hamilton meltdown defended as Wolff almost had ‘heart attack’

Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes meltdown has been defended by former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan. Last month, the Mercedes star blasted Silver Arrows engineers for not listening to him over the development of the W14.

However, Jordan suggested Hamilton would have only made the damning remarks if it was necessary. The Irishman pointed out there had been “no repercussions” to the incident, meaning Hamilton had every right” to make the remarks.

Meanwhile, Guenther Steiner has claimed Toto Wolff almost had a “heart attack” at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton lost the chance to win an eighth title in controversial circumstances after a late race safety car.

However, Steiner has opened up on Wolff’s raw emotion after the race in his new book ‘Surviving to Drive’.

Hamilton’s Mercedes outburst defended

Eddie Jordan has suggested Hamilton should not be criticised for attacking Mercedes engineers.

Ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Hamilton demanded accountability and called on those responsible to own up.

However, Jordan feels Hamilton would have had a right to make his feelings known and suggested there was a likely reason behind his conclusions.

He told Express Sport: “Lewis would not have said that if there hadn’t been that feeling openly within the team.

“Can I criticise Lewis for saying what he said? I wouldn’t have liked it but there had to be a reason for it.”


Wolff almost had a ‘heart attack’

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has revealed Toto Wolff almost had a “heart attack” as Hamilton’s eighth world title slipped away.

The Austrian wrote the comments just a week after the fiasco but they are only coming to light now just days before his book hits the shelves.

Steiner said: “What do I think, then? Well, it was certainly very confusing. I remember sitting on the pit wall listening to the orders from the race director and thinking, ‘What the hell is happening here?’

“At the time it didn’t stack up to me, but at the same time, I didn’t know all the facts. It was very entertaining, though. Poor Toto [Wolff, Mercedes team principal] almost had a f***ing heart attack!”


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