The Formula One race in Monaco 2022 was far from its usual predictable self. The race was delayed by an hour initially due to rain beginning to fall during the start procedure. Race control decided to allow the teams with drivers on dry tyres extra time to switch to wet tyres for safety reasons.
Yet the delay dragged on and on after the rain had finished falling and the track appeared to be drying significantly.
Race control released a statement during the delay stating, “the lack of wet weather running during the weekend” as the reason for their cautious approach
Following the race, Hamilton complained about what he felt was excessive cautiousness from the FIA“I don’t know the reason for them not sending us out at the get-go, but we are Formula One drivers so [the weather] is not a good enough reason,” he said.
Hamilton is adament other drivers feel the same adding, “I was like ‘let’s go’ when it was just drizzling a little bit at the beginning. We will talk about it in the drivers’ briefing but we should have started the race.”
Lewis has been at the centre of a number of disputes with the FIA and he isn’t backward in coming forward to point out the error of their ways.
When Hamilton made his comments he was unaware that the Monaco infrastructure had failed race control and the media centre. Rain had found it’s way into the temporary electrical cabling and shorted the power supply.
Lewis is clearly suffering this season, beaten again by his team mate and has accumulated just 50 points to George Russell’s 84.
Yet Hamilton needs to ask himself whether consistently having a pop at the FIA is wise. He clearly still feels aggrieved over their race officials decision in Abu Dhabi 2021 and appears to take every opportunity to express his displeasure toward the FIA.