If you try to insult Mercedes-AMG Petronas on Twitter, you’d better make sure you’ve done your research.
A Formula One fan tried to do exactly that Wednesday when they said Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has been robbed of two wins in 2017 due to the team’s “incompetence.”
A quick look through the “Silver Arrow’s” trophy case clearly proves its competence isn’t a concern, however. Mercedes and its followers quickly pointed that out to @Notsurejme.
Not everybody rushed to the team’s defense, though, as some attempted — key word — to defend @Notsurejme’s claim.
Another F1 fan simply enjoyed watching the back and fourth, so they tried to spark some more by sending Mercedes a lighter-hearted chirp.
The entire exchange was started when @Notsurejme replied to a Sky Sports article about whether Hamilton had underestimated his new teammate Valtteri Bottas, who now is 15 points behind the Brit in the championship. He claims that’s a non-story because various issues have cost Hamilton points at certain races.
He apparently forgot that Bottas similarly had a DNF in Spain as a result of a turbo issue that Mercedes had never encountered before.
Thumbnail photo via Mercedes-AMG Petronas