Hamilton receives Wolff apology as Mercedes mistake costs Dutch GP win

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Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton received an apology from team prinicipal Toto Wolff after a strategy error robbed the Briton of a first race victory of the season at the Dutch Grand Prix. The seven-time champion unleashed a tirade of expletives at his team after being passed by Max Verstappen following the safety car restart before coming home in fourth.

Hamilton’s race engineer Peter Bennington apologised to Hamilton for the events that led to the Briton coming home in fourth place and promised to review the incidents later in the day. And Wolff echoed his comments, admitting their gamble “didn’t work”.

“Sorry about that Lewis,” Bennington said. ‘Was looking good but we’ll sit down and review the decisions that we made there.”

Wolff then followed his message by saying: “Yeah Lewis, sorry it didn’t work out. We did what we discussed in the morning, we took a risk. It didn’t work. Let’s discuss between us in the office.”

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