Kumpen was very worried about the Mercedes F1 team protests after the race in Abu Dhabi.
Sophie Kumpen, the mother of Max Verstappen, also a former racing driver, revealed after the Abu Dhabi GP that Lewis Hamilton was actually faster than her son. She revealed that she was anxious to ask her son over the phone what would happen during the two protests filed by the Mercedes team after the race.
“What do you think they’ll do with that complaint…?” she said. “Let’s face it, Hamilton is stronger today. It didn’t look too good until the end, but then my daughter texted me – ‘Safety car! Calling to the angels'” And hey, they helped me. I can’t count all the candles I’ve lit this week,” she added.
Kumpen posted on Instagram the day before the race all the candles she had lit for her son Max Verstappen, who eventually won the Abu Dhabi race and took home his first F1 world title. Mercedes’ objections have also been dismissed by FIA managers and although Mercedes has stated its intention to appeal the decision, reports suggest that Toto Wolff may decide against it for the sake of the sport. this sport. It was also reported that Lewis Hamilton had asked Wolff to withdraw the protests as well as a sporting action.
Max Verstappen also revealed that he received a text message from the Mercedes boss, who appeared angry during the final quarter of the race, congratulating him. The relationship between the Verstappen family and the Mercedes team including Wolff and Hamilton deteriorated as the world championship battle raged.
https://www.carandbike.com/news/f1-verstappens-mother-sophie-kumpen-admitted-hamilton-was-stronger-in-abu-dhabi-2650382 Verstappen’s mother Sophie Kumpen admits Hamilton is stronger in Abu Dhabi