Lewis Hamilton Left Baffled By Team’s Absence After Australian GP: Is There A Drama Unfolding?

Giancarlo Perlas April 3, 2023

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.

Lewis Hamilton was unable to find his team after finishing second at the Australian GP. (Screenshot from F1 interview)

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.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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