Lewis Hamilton’s second-place finish in the Australian Grand Prix marked the first podium finish for Mercedes-AMG F1 this season, which was a big moment for the team that is currently struggling with the W14 cars. However, what followed after the race left the seven-time champ and fans puzzled. The British driver was unable to find his team after the race to celebrate with them.
The 2023 Australian GP Post-Race Interview of Lewis Hamilton
Following the race, the Mercedes driver said he was unable to locate his team for the post-race celebrations, leading to him asking where his team was on camera. When asked about the podium finish in an interview, Hamilton gave a cryptic response, suggesting that he was unaware of how the team felt about it.
Possible Reasons for Mercedes’ Absence
Fans have been reacting to the situation on social media, offering various theories, including the possibility that the team had to rush to catch a flight due to the race’s delayed finish. Others have speculated that Mercedes may be planning a surprise party for Hamilton.
However, some have gone further, suggesting that there could be a drama unfolding between Hamilton and Mercedes. One theory is that the team is now looking to place all its efforts and resources in George Russell, and Hamilton may not fit into their plans.
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes Contract
The situation is made complicated by Hamilton’s contract, which is set to expire at the end of this year. There has been no official news from either the team or the driver about a contract renewal.