The soap opera Lewis Hamilton renewal for this season already underway, it closed with the signature when the start of the championship was already on the horizon. The doubts of the seven-time world champion they tightened the rope to such an extent that Mercedes came to consider the scenario of not being able to count on its star driver and the greatest dominator of all time (as their numbers say) for the vital 2021 in which they are going to prepare for the great normative jump of 2022.
Not even three months have passed since then and the following question is already circulating: Will Hamilton continue next year? Mercedes He advanced at the time that his intention is to continue counting on him, but he has to be clear when announcing his intentions: they do not want to start the next campaign with the same doubts as this one.
The strong accident of Bottas and Russell in Imola that could end in tragedy: the halo saved him
Both he and Valtteri Bottas They finalize their contract in December of this 2021, but while the Finn is absolutely expendable, the British is not so much. George Russell (Mercedes youth squad) is more than well prepared to occupy the seat of both one and the other, and what happened in Imola has been read as a symptom of the tension that is experienced for the next season.
A signal that he has left in recent times that his intention is to continue occurred in the tests with the 18-inch Pirelli. The Formula 1 tire supplier has agreed with all the teams that throughout the season it will let them test with the new wheels, a fundamental change by 2022, and among the last to participate has been Hamilton himself. A declaration of intentions: If you don’t want to be in F1 next season, why try?
Hamilton wants to stay … at Mercedes?
“I want to be here again next yearSo I would like to help Pirelli to make a better product, “he replied at the press conference prior to the Portuguese GP. That” here “does not imply that it will be in the same colors.
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The new rules are intended to open a new horizon on the F1 grid. Many teams aspire to occupy the position of dominance of Mercedes, starting with Red bull (which is already a rival for this 2021), going through Ferrari, Alpine or Mclaren. And Hamilton believes that his time in F1 is not over yet, not so much because of sports, but because of the activism of which he has proclaimed himself a leader for a couple of seasons.
This last team was the home of Hamilton until he made the leap to Mercedes, but that has little to do with it. Without Ron Dennis and under the new command of Zak Brown of the company, the Woking squad has gained in tranquility and has gotten rid of that constraint that, in part, led Hamilton to leave.
Now that his old team is enjoying a certain resurgence, and at 36 years old, it would not be ruled out to see him in one last dance defending the squad that gave him the first opportunity. Although for this they would have to reposition Daniel Ricciardo and the promising Lando norris…