Recently, the Mercedes team posted a 10 minute long video explaining a certain tradition that they indulge in. In that video, Lewis Hamilton’s engineer Peter Bonnington was seen explaining that this tradition usually takes place for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Apparently, whenever the engineers go out for dinner to have curry, they win a race each time. At the time of shooting the video, it was around 2:25 in the night and the team had just finished work.
‘Bono’ then went on to give examples supporting his theory about curry being the winning formula. In Belgium, since there were no Indian restaurants in that area, they lost. The same situation was seen in Monza, also, he explained that the more people go for dinner, the more success they get.
Rewind!! ⏪ 2:25AM and it's dinner time at the @F1NightRace. Let us tell you about a special tradition. The legend of the engineers' curry 🍛😂
A tradition that can mean the difference between a win, or a defeat… 😅 pic.twitter.com/E3NllPBdC7
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) December 13, 2019
A few minutes into the video, Bonnington noted that there was a group of Red Bull engineers at the restaurant. Evidently, they caught wind of the theory and wanted to test it out.
Unfortunately, seeing as how the 2019 race panned out for them, it certainly bucked that trend. In the end though, Mercedes took home yet another double, with Hamilton’s 6th title and Mercedes’ 6th championship.
Admittedly, in the 2019 Formula One season, the Brackley team has been exceptional. Even though their rivals caught up in the latter half of the season, they held on to clinch the double.
It is also worth noting that for the 2021 season, Lewis Hamilton has been continuously linked to a move to Ferrari. What further supports this claim is that Hamilton himself admitted that his career choice hinges on the future of team principal Toto Wolff.
Wolff himself is said to be a favourite to eventually take over as the CEO for Formula One. That would mean that he could potentially replace Chase Carey as the head of the sport.