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Scandal in Formula 1: Mercedes denied harming Hamilton before leaving for Ferrari

Scandal in Formula 1: Mercedes denied harming Hamilton before leaving for Ferrari
Scandal in Formula 1: Mercedes denied harming Hamilton before leaving for Ferrari

The head of the German team was very upset with the rumors that Mercedes is harming Lewis Hamilton this season, since next year he will be a Ferrari driver. Meanwhile, today he had the best time in Barcelona practices.

The pattern of Mercedes, Toto Wolffrevealed this Friday that the police are investigating an email sent “by a madman” and that this team accuses of harming its driver Lewis Hamilton.

The British driver, 39 years old and seven-time world champion of Formula 1will sign in 2025 by Ferrari and will leave at the end of this season Mercedesthe team he was with for the last decade.

Wolff denounced accusations that Mercedes is harming the chances of victory hamilton in his last season with the German team.

“That shocking email that talks about death does not come from any member of the team. We have asked the police to identify the IP (address of the sender)”declared the boss of Mercedes during free practice Montmeló Grand Prix (Spain).

“We cannot accept these abuses on the internet. It cannot be that someone hiding behind their phone attacks pilots in this way”added the Austrian official.

“How can you imagine that the 1,500 people who work day and night in the team could voluntarily harm one of our cars? It is totally irrational”he insisted.

Sent on June 10 and titled “Possible death sentence for Lewis”the controversial email suggested that hamilton received worse treatment compared to his colleague George Russell after the announcement of his signing for Ferrari.

The author of that message accused Wolff of being a “rancorous” and do everything possible “to take revenge on the driver for having decided to leave Mercedes.”

Hamilton set the best time in Barcelona GP practice

After some sparks due to a supposed preference for George Russell and statements from Toto Wolff, the seven-time English champion achieved the best time in practice for the tenth race of the season.

Hamilton managed to clock 1m13s264 to cover the 4,657 meters and thus surpass the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz from Madrid by 22 thousandths.

Source: Ambito

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