“Where the f*** is my team?” – Mercedes bashed for ostracising Lewis Hamilton during Australian GP celebrations

Lewis Hamilton is perhaps Mercedes’ greatest poster kid since the team decided to join F1. The British driver has enjoyed phenomenal success during his time at the Silver Arrows.

In turn, the Brackley-based outfit is often seen favouring Hamilton’s needs compared to his teammate. In many ways, this can be seen as a natural culmination of not only his ability on the track, but also the outrageous level of success he has achieved with them.

Lewis Hamilton. Credit: sportstar.com
Lewis Hamilton. Credit: sportstar.com

However, the seven-time world champion found himself in unfamiliar territory as his podium finish at the Australian Grand Prix didn’t seem to elicit the same kind of reaction from his team as he has become accustomed to over the years.

Fans instantly drew a link to the sacking of Hamilton’s long-term personal assistant and close friend Angela Cullen.

Not only did Angela help Lewis with various things to prepare for a race, she was noted to be one of his closest friends.

It was not unusual to see Angela be the first one to celebrate Lewis’ success in the Mercedes paddock.

Lewis Hamilton and Angela Cullen. Credit: thesportsrush.com
Lewis Hamilton and Angela Cullen. Credit: thesportsrush.com

Her absence at a time when Lewis achieved some degree of success after a difficult start to the season was quickly spotted by fans, who felt he looked lonely.

Surfing legend Kevin Slater was one of the first to congratulate Hamilton for his efforts at Albert Park and uploaded the video on social media.

In the video, Hamilton can be clearly seen asking, “Where the f**k is my team?”

The video caught a lot of traction as a result, with fans openly questioning Mercedes for the way it seems to have ostracised Hamilton despite his strong finish.

Here are some of the reactions posted by users.

Is Hamilton lonelier now that Cullen is no longer physically present during race weekends? Was it the right decision to end the partnership? Do you think the team left Lewis Hamilton alone on purpose? Or was it just a miscommunication? Let us know what you think.

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