Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc had one-word reactions to their disqualifications at the United States Grand Prix.
The Formula 1 drivers finished second and sixth respectively, with Hamilton finishing two seconds behind winner Max Verstappen, who took his 50th F1 victory.
However, both men’s days took a turn as they were later both disqualified.
Both stars failed inspections for wear on their cars’ boards, leading to disqualification from the FIA.
The drivers represent different teams, with Hamilton driving for Mercedes and Leclerc driving for Ferrari.
But F1 stars decided to unite in their post-race reaction to the decision on social media.
Posting together on Instagram, the pair uploaded a photo of the two of them doing an interview, staring ahead with blank expressions on their faces.
Without making any reference to the subject of the post, the photo seemed to sum up exactly how they felt about the decision.
“Mood” was the caption the stars were looking for.
An FIA statement on the disqualifications read: “During the hearing, the team acknowledged that the measurements made by the FIA technical team were correct and stated that the heavy wear of the skidpads was probably the result of the unique combination of bumps. track and sprint race schedule (Saturdays) which minimized the time needed to set up and check the car before the race.
“The stewards note that it is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that the car complies with the regulations at all times during an event.”
He continued: “In this particular case, the rear skid in the area defined in the technical delegate’s report was outside the thresholds defined in article 3.5.9 e) of the FIA Formula 1 Technical Regulations, which includes a wear tolerance.
“That is why the standard sanction for violation of technical regulations is imposed.”
Commenting on the disqualification at the time, Hamilton said: “It’s of course disappointing to be disqualified after the race, but that doesn’t take away from the progress we made this weekend.”
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff also reacted to the decision, saying: “Others have understood where we went wrong and there is no room for maneuver in the rules.
“We need to take the lead, learn and come back stronger next weekend.”