Nicholas Latifi, of Canadian Williams F1, told the press that he received support from Hamilton and Mercedes F1 after receiving death threats over his accident, which helped create all the controversy and make Max Verstappen the Formula 1 world champion.
“As for the support I received afterwards, Lewis messaged me a few days later, just before I released my statement.” – said Latifi, who crashed his Williams F1 with just five laps to go in the race Hamilton was leading at the Yas Marina circuit, almost 12 seconds ahead of Verstappen, who disappeared after Michael Masi triggered the safety car.
“I got messages of support from other team members at Mercedes and yes obviously all the support on social media from other drivers and teams in various categories which was really nice and encouraging to see .” – said the Canadian from Williams F1, who ended by talking about the toxicity of social networks.
“Social media brings a lot of good things and gives people wide access to things they wouldn’t normally be able to engage with, but at the same time there are these negative pitfalls that can arise. It would be nice to hope to find other ways to do better on this front. – concluded Latifi.
When will Formula 1 return?
The 2022 Formula 11 season will kick off on March 18, 19 and 20 with the Bahrain Grand Prix, to be held at the Sakhir circuit. Remember that the category will have a record number of races on its calendar next year, totaling 23 races.
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