Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton definitely made the right decision to not pit at the end of the formation lap for the standing start restart at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton opted to not pit whilst the remaining runners, led be eventual race winner Esteban Ocon, decided to pit for dry tyres.
“It was a bit lonely," Wolff told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "I think 100 percent [it was] the right decision and I stand by it.
“At the end you need to make the call out there and judge whether it’s dry enough or not and I thought that within one lap it couldn’t possibly dry up like it did. And at the end we have to take it on the chin that it was the wrong outcome but the decision was right.”
Hamilton finished second following Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification but crossed the line in the podium places with a brilliant recovery drive.
The Mercedes driver then experienced dizziness and admits he has been fighting his health all year since contracting COVID-19 in November 2020. Wolff thinks everything should be ok with Hamilton.
“The doctor has been with him," said Wolff. I think you can just relate to it with the heat out there and the race like he had, with tons of overtaking, that is exhausting. I think he should be all right but better to be safe than sorry.”
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