Mercedes’ pride and joy Lewis Hamilton nightclub incident could cost him this year’s Monaco Grand Prix. The schocking news comes via f1today.net which blames a misterious scandal in Cannes for this unexpected turn of events.
The incident reportedly happened at Cannes’ Gotha Club, following the world champion’s attendance at red carpet events at the Cannes film festival last week. Releasing no further details about the nature of the scandal, Corriere dello Sport did report that the scandal might involve “stolen photographs” as well.
Hamilton was already walking on thin ice after apparently getting the team’s officials angry. Mercedes was also not happy with Hamilton refusal to test in Barcelona so showing up in glitzy Cannes – even without an incident; is not a sign of respect.
As absurd as it might seem, Lewis Hamilton news of sitting out the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend could make sense following Pascal Wehrlein’s last-minute call to test for Mercedes.
The German already completed his test run last Wednesday in Barcelona, after receiving Mercedes’ invitation only the night before. “Yes, I would be ready,” Wehrlein said when asked if he feels up to a Mercedes team seat.