Recently a controversy broke out when netizens couldn’t see a single video clip in which Mercedes is celebrating Hamilton’s win.
It was one of the grand wins for Mercedes and it was confusing that every rival was there but still Mercedes was not there.
On which Mercedes technical director James Allison said: “Of course, the team was there at the podium to celebrate with Lewis.
“As many of the team as it was practical to get to the podium were there because we enjoy it. We love standing there and clapping and cheering for our driver.”
Allison added that some personnel had been required to stay back to retrieve Russell’s crashed W14. Otherwise, the Mercedes crew had been present only to be lost among a “very significant number” of other teams’ representatives.
He continued: “Necessarily, a certain amount of the team had to stay in the garage during that event because we needed to receive George’s car back from the marshals who were bringing it back into the pit lane.
“But the rest of the team were all down at the podium and cheering along with everyone else.
“But the cameras do not show everything and the big story there was of course the first win this year for a non-Red Bull team.
“So, showing all of the overjoyed Ferrari faces was very high up the list of things that made for good TV and indeed the pleasure from the McLaren folk as well.
“There was a very significant number of all teams down there at the podium ceremony.
“We were a big part of it but not maybe where the camera lighted during the podium celebrations.”
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