“F*ck Them All” – Toto Wolff & Lewis Hamilton Send a Thunderous Message After Disqualification Drama

Published 11/13/2021, 3:42 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 13, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after finishing in fifth place during sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


Lewis Hamilton weaved through the Interlagos with absolute brilliance in the sprint session. With form and speed the cameras couldn’t keep up with, the champion made a statement, and it was loud and clear. Mercedes has had a difficult time in Brazil so far, but both Toto Wolff and his star player aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.

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Max Verstappen may have extended his lead by two points, but Mercedes isn’t baffled just yet. In a stunning drive from P20, Hamilton preyed on the cars ahead of him with such hunger. Overtaking 12 cars in the span of 16 laps and then finishing his charge in 5th- Lewis Hamilton made one thing loud and clear- “it’s not over yet.”

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Toto Wolff was just as determined to come out strong from all that the weekend has thrown at the Silver Arrows. His radio message to Lewis was simple: “Brilliant job Lewis. F*ck them all.”

As the camera panned to the Mercedes garage, there stood the man leading it all; with tousled hair and a tired smile- it was a feeling of reassurance on Toto Wolff’s face. From 20th to 5th in 30 minutes? With his steely determination at Sao Paulo, getting to the podium should be a cakewalk for the defending champion.

An unstoppable drive for Lewis Hamilton

Despite the heavy hit of a disqualification, Hamilton came to the grid undeterred and full of resolve. There was a point to prove, and he proved it. The commentary box hailed every overtake during the sprint session as the best of the session; only until the next one came along.

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If Red Bull came in reassured and confident about their form in Brazil, Lewis Hamilton watered down his rivals today. After Verstappen was let off with a fair fine, Hamilton faced a massive blow to his shot at closing the gap to Verstappen.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 13, 2021. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during sprint qualifying REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli.

Now, although the Dutchman sits 21 points ahead of Hamilton, it’s not going to be a comfortable drive for Verstappen. With Lewis once again marking his dominance as a master overtaker at the Interlagos, Red Bull is sure to be shaking in their boots.

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Although Verstappen is just as determined, Hamilton is sure to step into the ring with one thing in mind- standing on the rostrum as the victor of the Brazilian GP.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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