In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton backed Mercedes’ decision not to bring him into the pits during the Safety Car period in yesterday’s Chinese Grand Prix.
What they say
After the race Toto Wolff admitted bringing Hamilton in would have been the correct thing to do. Red Bull brought both their drivers in including Max Verstappen, who was running in front of Hamilton at the time.
Hamilton also queried the decision on the team’s radio during the race. Here’s what he said when asked about it afterwards:
It doesn’t make any difference. It doesn’t matter now, it’s done and we move forwards.
The team made the decision, I would’ve fallen behind Kimi. At the time we didn’t know the others were going to their collisions and all that stuff ahead so at the time it was not the right decision.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Holy everything. Starting to come down.. Slowly. Thank you for the kind words. Today meant a lot pic.twitter.com/v1pvEzwbiI
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) April 15, 2018
Awesome to see @danielricciardo up on the top step again & even happier to see Ledge aka Genty up there to collect the constructors trophy. One of the best in the game!
— Gavin Ward 🇨🇦 (@GDubRacer) April 15, 2018
I know Ricciardo has better tyres now but hats off to him for sending it down the inside cleanly every time he's got a sniff, he's an awesome racer 💪💪#F1
— Heikki Kovalainen (@H_Kovalainen) April 15, 2018
— RaceFans (@racefansdotnet) April 15, 2018
Here's Christian Horner with another of his great 'read between the lines' quotes: Asked about @danielricciardo's future at @redbullracing, he responded by talking about the strategy @ScuderiaFerrari gave Kimi Raikkonen today…https://t.co/EXNXHB2Gwo#F1 #ChineseGP
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