A bizarre moment captured live by Sky Sports F1 cameras showed experienced pit lane reporter Ted Kravitz being challenged by a young fan who accused him of being a Mercedes supporter.
Ted Kravitz got into an altercation with a young Formula 1 fan on live TV after he was accused of supporting Mercedes.
This happened during the broadcaster’s live show after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifiers. As usual, Kravitz was moving between the 10 teams and telling viewers how their drivers performed during the session while also providing information about life at the track.
Part of this latest assignment involved talking to a lot of people including casual fans. While he was doing that on Saturday, he came across someone who had an accusation to press.
The young fan showed Kravitz that he managed to take a selfie with George Russell. The broadcaster indicated that he did this while wearing a Ferrari hat.
In response, the fan said: “I think you are a Mercedes fan.” Kravitz immediately responded, “No! I’m not a fan, and I don’t like any of these bands.” But the fan was not convinced, adding: “Sky Sports UK, more often than not you support Mercedes.”
“No, I don’t care,” Kravitz continued optimistically. “I don’t care what any of these teams do, I’m just here to report on them. You, on the other hand, wear a Ferrari hat, so, obviously, ‘You’re a Ferrari fan.'”
He then wished the fan a good day before leaving and continuing with a summary of the session. If Kravitz is secretly supporting the Silver Arrows, he will be happy to see George Russell overcome illness to qualify fourth in Sunday’s race.
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But the mood was less cheerful on the other side of the Mercedes garage. Lewis Hamilton warned he would likely suffer and that prediction came true. The seven-time world champion failed to make Q3 and will have to start from 11th on the grid with plenty of room to make up if he wants to score big points.
Team manager Toto Wolff explained that he cannot wait for this season to end. “I would say FP3 was dominant. [Lando] “Norris could have been there, he would have done it in the qualifiers by the way. But it didn’t happen,” he told Sky Sports. Maybe that’s what was in the car. Expectations were higher.
“I’m tired of getting explanations for why things aren’t working out. We were good in the hot weather, not in the cold. [On] In earlier days it was the opposite. “I’m happy because this was the last qualifier of the season and we will come with a new car.”
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