Hamilton reflects on the two laps: "It's all money"

29-08-2021 18:21
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Hamilton reflects on the two laps: It's all money

The Belgian Grand Prix took place over a three-hour period but lasted less than a handful of laps. The bad weather at Spa-Francorchamps ended any chance of real racing and Lewis Hamilton believes the two laps were completed just so the money was paid. 

The Mercedes driver retains his World Championship lead, but the gap to Max Verstappen was reduced to three points. The Dutchman was declared the winner and converted his pole position into 12.5 points. Hamilton acknowledged the fans for their support in the wet weather. 

"I am disappointed for the fans, obviously we can't control the weather. I love racing in the rain, but today was something else. It was a disaster on the track, you couldn't see the car ahead there was aquaplaning. The fans stayed out, they still had energy. But they were robbed of a race today and I think they deserve their money back," Hamilton told Sky Sports

Money talks

"Money talks. It was literally the two laps to start the race. That's all a money scenario so everyone gets their money. I think the fans should get theirs back too. They didn't get to see what they paid for. It's a shame we can't do the race tomorrow. I love the track as well. Today wasn't a race," he added. 

"There will be decisions, the team bosses just had a meeting. The sport made a bad choice today, of course, we wanted to race. There's a minimum of two laps you need to do for it to count. Between the stoppage gap, it had rained consistently. There's only one reason they sent us out." 

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