‘That’s what your job is’: Lewis Hamilton takes swipe at his Mercedes team after they left tyre choice to him in Miami Grand Prix… as the seven-time world champion admits it ‘feels like gambling’ to make a strategic decision without the right information

Lewis Hamilton said he did not understand why Mercedes wanted him to make a strategic decision in Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix. ‘In that scenario, I have no clue where everyone is, so when the team say ‘it is your choice’, I don’t have the information to make the decision,’ said Hamilton. Make the decision for me as you have all the details and I don’t. Hamilton said: ‘George was on the best tyre to start with, and in hindsight maybe I could have started on the hard tyre. Russell, who has amassed 23 more points more than Hamilton after five races, said: ‘Obviously you leave a bit more room when you’re battling with your team-mate than you ordinarily would do.

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