Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff demands inquest following Yuki Tsunoda’s bizarre retirement from Dutch Grand Prix which wrecked Lewis Hamilton’s best route to possible victory

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff last night called for an investigation into Yuki Tsunoda’s bizarre retirement from the Dutch Grand Prix. The Japanese driver stopped on lap 45, continued, and then pulled into the pits complaining over the radio that his tyres were not fixed on properly. ‘What needs to be investigated for the safety of drivers, and everybody out there, is that the driver stopped, unbuckled, did a full lap, came in; the problem wasn’t solved, they put the seatbelts back on and he drove out and stopped the car again. The simulation said Max would have come out eight seconds behind us (after his second stop without the VSC) and we would have had a fair shot, and the race planner said the win was on. Tsunoda said: ‘I thought there was an issue at the left rear, so I got told by my engineer to stop. After that, we saw a clear issue in the data and that is why we stopped.

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