Max Verstappen’s historic win at Monza has garnered praise from the entire world of F1, except for the Mercedes camp. Lewis Hamilton launched a personal attack on Verstappen before the race, and Toto Wolff’s post-race comment about records not mattering has only fueled the animosity.
Ernest Knoors, a former engineer, has recently joined the group of critics targeting Wolff by accusing him and Hamilton of being sore losers. Knoors suggests that if their ultimate goal is to win an eighth title, they should not underestimate the significance of records. He asserts that their remarks only serve to make them appear foolish.
It is intriguing that a few individuals are reluctantly acknowledging Hamilton’s critique of the media’s bias towards Verstappen. They argue that Hamilton has encountered more challenging competition from his teammates in contrast to Verstappen, and that his accomplishments have not been given equal recognition.
Christijan Albers, a former driver, agrees with Hamilton’s statement and believes that Hamilton is justified in his concerns about his previous teammates. Albers also raises the question of why Verstappen can freely criticize Hamilton without facing any repercussions.
Hamilton’s remarks possess a sound argument and provide an unbiased viewpoint, but he is bound to encounter backlash, particularly from his supporters. The ongoing competition between Hamilton and Verstappen shows no signs of abating.
The strategy employed by Hamilton and Wolff to diminish Verstappen appears to have had the opposite effect, as their remarks have only resulted in increased hostility and disapproval.