LEWIS HAMILTON will wait for the results of the FIA’s investigation into the Abu Dhabi GP before deciding if he wants to stay in F1.
The Briton was “disillusioned” with the sport after he was denied a win at the Yas Marina Circuit, where race director Michael Masi falsified the rules.
As a result, Max Verstappen took the checkered flag – and the F1 world crown – Hamilton and his Mercedes team are angry.
Hamilton has yet to speak out about the incident beyond a brief post-race interview. He also refuses to post on social media.
Wednesday marked a month since the race with the FIA promising an investigation into what happened in race control.
Masi failed to follow the rules regarding the safety car, leading to a showdown with Hamilton and Verstappen.
However, the Dutchman is on new tires and Hamilton is a sitting duck, with the man Merc claim the race was “manipulated”.
So far, the FIA and Masi have remained silent about the status of their investigation, despite requests from SunSport.
After the finale in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton said ‘we’ll see each other next year’ in a cryptic interview with Jenson Button.
Neither he nor his Mercedes team gave further interviews after the race.
Hamilton, who was knighted in December, also ignore the message of newly elected FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem – and skip the FIA’s end-of-season gala.
But despite the radio silence, Ben Sulayem is confident Hamilton will fight to win back the world title when the season kicks off in Bahrain in March.
He said: “No, I don’t think he will quit.
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“I’ll ask you your question: Did Lewis claim that he won’t race? No. Exactly. As a driver, you declare yourself, you don’t let rumors go.
“I am confident that Lewis will return. Lewis is an important part of motorsport, and of course Formula 1, a new era that can add to the victories and achievements of Lewis, and also Verstappen. also there.
“I am very confident that you will witness a challenging Formula One season next year.”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/motorsport/8191635/lewis-hamilton-abu-dhabi-gp-retirement/ Lewis Hamilton STILL isn’t breaking the cover exactly one month after the Abu Dhabi GP chaos as discussion over retirement intensifies