Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff spotted in heated exchange after F1 qualifying nightmare

TOTO WOLFF appeared to have stern phrases for Lewis Hamilton after the Mercedes star did not make it out of Q2 on Friday.

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Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff gave the impression to be holding heated talks within the Mercedes storage shortly after the Brit crashed out of Q2 on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. It was one other nightmare session for Hamilton who was visibly battling porpoising points, and he should accept P13 in Saturday’s qualifying dash race at Imola. 

Hamilton and Russell have been each dumped out of Q2 after Carlos Sainz’s crash introduced out a crimson flag, which subsequently allowed rain to pepper the monitor. The pair had solely simply made it by Q1 by the pores and skin of their tooth after a mad scramble to claw themselves out of the underside 5. 

The unlucky finish to Q2 capped off a dismal begin to the race weekend for the Silver Arrows, and Wolff seems to be feeling the stress. After Hamilton acquired out of the automobile with P13 rubber-stamped for Saturday’s qualifying dash, digicam footage confirmed the group principal in a heated alternate with the seven-time world champion. 

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff spotted in heated exchange after F1 qualifying nightmare

Toto Wolff gave the impression to be grilling Lewis Hamilton after Mercedes’ Q2 nightmare (Picture: SKYSPORTS)

Though the footage didn’t clarify precisely what was being mentioned, the notion of the incident was nearly unanimous. Journalist Lukas Weese mentioned on Twitter: “That was a testy alternate between Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff,” whereas @_JTD28 added: “Wolff wasn’t telling Hamilton that he cherished him there.”

Issues weren’t a lot better for George Russell both, because the crimson flag meant he was unable to enhance on his Q2 lap time which left him in P11. The 2 Silver Arrows will subsequently begin Saturday’s dash a good approach down the pack with an intimidating quantity of floor to make up on the grid’s different heavyweights. 

On the incident with Wolff, Hamilton mentioned: “It is all inner stuff. I might reasonably not share that. However yeah we’ll preserve working, it’s what it’s. Every weekend is a rescue. 

“It wasn’t a terrific session. Yeah. Naturally, it is disappointing. We got here right here with optimism and we all know everyone seems to be working actually laborious on the manufacturing facility and when issues do not come collectively it is disappointing. I feel we under-performed as a group right this moment.

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff spotted in heated exchange after F1 qualifying nightmare

Lewis Hamilton was in a sombre temper after failing to make it to Q3 in Emilia-Romagna (Picture: GETTY)

“There are issues that we should always have performed and did not do. Anyway, we are going to work as laborious as we are able to to maneuver up within the dash race. Hopefully tomorrow is healthier, weather-wise, and who is aware of, possibly we are able to work our approach forwards.”

Extra crimson flags and drama in Q3 noticed Max Verstappen declare pole place for the Saturday dash with Charles Leclerc simply behind. Lando Norris, Kevin Magnussen and Fernando Alonso make up the highest 5 forward of what guarantees to be one other dramatic showdown. 

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