“Didn’t Want Lewis to Break Michael’s Record”: Ex-Ferrari Boss Accused of Protecting Schumacher’s Legacy by Ignoring Hamilton’s Injustice Leaving Fans Enraged

Published 04/09/2023, 11:45 AM EDT

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In one of the most thrilling seasons in Formula 1 history, title contenders, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen entered the season finale tied at 369.5 points each. It could have gone in anyone’s favor, but the pole man Lewis did have an advantage. However, Nicholas Latifi crashed and a new timeline split open, as shown in the Marvel series Loki.

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This one saw Max Verstappen claim his first world title and Lewis not being able to register a number bigger than Michael Schumacher. However, the aftermath will always be a string of mysteries. And now one scarlet string came loose.

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Jean Todt, who has recently been in news because of his wife’s achievements was an Ex-Ferrari and FIA chief and remained at the helm of the sport for many years. Even though now he’s focusing on global road safety, he can never be a stranger to the sport.

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As quoted by Mirror, he has now disclosed that even though he wasn’t around; he got called by both parties involved, Red Bull and Mercedes. And as it turns out, he refused to interfere and, in turn, refused to help Wolff.

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Lewis Hamilton won his seventh world title in 2020 and the commentator roared that the championship record had been equaled. And while that was a historic feat in itself, the world awaited for Hamilton to claim his eighth. However, that would have also meant that he’d have to surpass the mighty Schumacher’s record. Fans believe this is the reason why Todt didn’t help Wolff. Take a look at a few reactions from F1 Twitter:

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Anmol is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. With a background in journalism and a passion for motorsports, she brings a unique perspective to her coverage of the world of F1. Anmol's interest in the sport was piqued after watching Lewis Hamilton's interview with David Letterman, and she has been a dedicated follower ever since.
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