Mercedes Roasts F1 Fan Who Says Team’s ‘Incompetence’ Has Cost It Wins

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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

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