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‘No place in F1’: Mercedes boss warns venomous fans

Mercedes was on the verge of claiming its first win of the season at the Dutch GP. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell executed a well-planned strategy to perfection. However, fate had other ideas. Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri arguably helped out Max Verstappen, who was a pitstop for the Mercedes drivers.

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Yuki Tsunoda had a problem in his car. Despite evaluating his car in the pit lane for over 45 seconds, AlphaTauri dismissed him, only for him to abandon his car a few corners later.

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Verstappen crossed the line in front of everyone and shattered Mercedes’ dreams. The defeat was hard for many Mercedes fans to digest, resulting in an online attack on their rivals and competitors.

Red Bull’s chief strategy engineer, Hannah Schmitz, was one of the main victims of the vicious Twitter attack. However, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was quick to come to his aid.

Toto Wolff also had strong words to share. Toto said, “Emotions were running high on social media after the last race, but hate speech and abuse directed at our team and competitors has no place in F1.”

“We compete hard on the track but we always have respect for our rivals.”

Lewis Hamilton finished 4th in the Dutch GP while George Russell finished 2nd ahead of Charles Leclerc. It was Russell’s 6th podium of the season.

Mercedes chief offers hope to Lewis Hamilton and co. before the Singapore GP

After a tough race at Spa, Mercedes bounced back pretty well. George Russell scored back-to-back podiums at Zandvoort and Monza, where Lewis Hamilton finished an impressive 5th after starting from the back of the grid. Plus, there’s more good news coming from the Mercedes camp.

According to Mercedes Technical Director Mike Elliott, Mercedes have a strong chance of breaking the deadlock and claiming the first win of the calendar year.

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Speaking on the Mercedes YouTube channel, Mike Elliott said: “I think when you look back at the learning we’ve accumulated over the season, we expect Singapore to be a bit more like what we saw in Budapest and Zandvoort.”

He added, “But in terms of the nature of the corners, we think it will be better for our car, so hopefully we have a good result there.

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Mercedes have 6 races to find them a win this season. Singapore has always been a strong lead for Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton and co. hopes to end the season on a strong note and challenge Ferrari for second place in the constructors’ championship.

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