Lewis Hamilton is giving the FIA the benefit of the doubt with regards to the Red Bull cost cap breach matter, insisting he has to believe the right decisions will be made.
The subject of Red Bull’s cost cap breach is dragging on thanks to lack of decision from the FIA on what sort of punishment they will impose on the Milton Keynes outfit.
Will Formula 1 landing in Austin, Texas for the 2022 United Stated Grand Prix, the cost cap saga is still the most discussed topic in the paddock.
After the close fight for the 2021 Formula 1 Title between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, the latter is being constantly asked about the matter, and was quizzed about the matter by the media in Austin.
“I can’t really give you much of an answer,” Hamilton admitted. “There’s nothing I can say that would be beneficial, it’ll be on the assumption of what may or may not happen.
“So, I’m not giving it any energy, I’m focused on really continuing to try and gee up the team, really trying to turn this car around. Working on things that I generally can control.
“Like I’ve said in the past it’s… I think it’s the integrity of the sport is… right now where I think the decisions that hopefully will be made will… I do believe that Mohammed and his team will make the right decisions. I have to believe that,” the Briton stated.
Hamilton giving the FIA the benefit of the doubt
“I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, naturally. And otherwise, as I said, I’m just focused on doing the best job I can. What they’ve ever done is done,” he added.
It was brought to Hamilton’s attention that his fans believe he would have won the Title in 2021 had Red Bull not breached, and was asked whether he felt the same.
“Well, firstly, I love my fans. I love how passionate they are,” he seven-time F1 Champion began. “So, I’ve not been really… I’ve heard the things that have been said.
“I’m generally looking forwards. I’m looking at how I can win another Championship,” he went on. “I have my own opinions of what we did as a team and how we did it last year. And I’m really proud of that. And, belief in what we earned.
“t doesn’t really change a huge amount. I do think that sport needs to do something about this in the future otherwise, if it’s quite relaxed… if they relax with these rules, then all the teams would just go over, spending millions more and then only having a slap on the wrist, is obviously not going be great for the sport.
“They might as well not have a cost cap in the future. So, yeah… that’s all I’ve got to say,” he concluded.