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‘Rules suggested it wasn’t worth’ pitting Hamilton under Abu Dhabi Safety Car

Mercedes made the right call not to pit Sir Lewis Hamilton once the Safety Car was deployed at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, based on what the “rules suggested.” That’s according to motorsports journalist Peter Windsor, who believes that race director Michael Masi called the Safety Car in sooner than he should have, as the FIA didn’t want to end the season finale behind the Safety Car. Hamilton looked set to claim his eighth F1 crown after overtaking Max Verstappen at the start of the Abu Dhabi GP and appearing to have plenty of pace in hand over his championship rival. However, a late crash for Nicholas Latifi resulted in the Safety Car being deployed, prompting a pit-stop for...
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