– We should have just given it up, says Lewis Hamilton after not running the Belgian Grand Prix. The decision to cancel the race is believed to be too late.
Heavy rain marked the weekend of Formula 1 at the Belgian spa. Sunday’s race was supposed to start at 15.00, but was postponed several times due to weather issues.
– Today was a farce. The only ones who lost in the match were the fans who paid a pretty penny to watch us. Of course you can’t do anything with the weather, but we have advanced equipment that can tell us the weather isn’t going to get any better, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wrote on Instagram.
The letter is addressed to the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
At 18.17 a last attempt was made to start behind the safety car, but conditions meant that the race could not be completed.
We were sent to the field for one reason only. Two laps behind the Safety Car, where you can’t win or lose positions or contribute to the entertainment of the fans are not racing.
– We should have given it up, says Hamilton, before the organizer encouraged the reimbursement of the spectators’ expenses.
Saturday’s qualifying results give points, meaning Max Verstappen escapes with Belgium’s victory. However, he only gets half the points he would get in a normal race.
George Russell (Williams) finished second and took first on the podium, with Hamilton third.
The position at the top of the World Cup summary remains unchanged, but Verstappen is now just three points behind Hamilton’s 202.5 points after 12 of 23 runs.
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