In an era where it’s often seemed that this is the Lewis Hamilton age in which other drivers are merely existing, there’s even more good news for the mighty seven-time world champion’s fans. Opposed to contrary views and paddock grapevine that Lewis Hamilton may simply call it quits post the 2021 season, his main aim being to bag an eighth world championship (something no other driver has ever achieved), it turns out that the Stevenage-born will stay on in the sport.
Mega News for Lewis Hamilton
In one of the most scintillating developments from the top annals of the sport, Lewis Hamilton has just signed a new contract extension with his Mercedes Formula 1 team. This means that Hamilton is going nowhere until the completion of the 2023 Formula 1 season, by which time one may see rising forces in Formula 1, such as Norris, Leclerc, and Russell at a very prominent position.
Although that being said, here’s something key to note: while Mercedes, a team that Lewis helped win the Constructor title every single season starting 2017 onwards until 2020, has reposed faith in their premier driver, one doesn’t quite know what might become of Valtteri Bottas in the imminent future?
Who Could Be a Future Teammate for Lewis Hamilton and Why?
With George Russell being increasingly tied to a Mercedes seat, having already dazzled in the only chance afforded to him last year at Bahrain, which ultimately ended in heartbreak for the Williams driver, it could be a real possibility to see Hamilton and Russell being teammates in the future.
Earlier today, Mercedes, in an official statement, reiterated that Lewis Hamilton is going nowhere and shall continue with the team for the forthcoming 2022 as well as the 2023 world championship. Moreover, Hamilton has not taken any pay cut, where reports are concerned.
The following is what an excited Lewis Hamilton, whose last win this season came at Spain, asserted basis the new contract extension with his employer, “I’m excited we’re going to continue our partnership for two more years. We’ve accomplished so much together but we still have a lot to achieve, both on and off the track.”
Lewis Hamilton’s Recent Run of Form
All of that being said, what’s truly remarkable to note is that while Lewis Hamilton is no spring chicken, currently aged 36, neither speed nor reflexes have deserted the mighty force of Formula 1. The 2020 world champion is still, very much a force to reckon with even as this year, he’s finally found a worthy opponent in the form of Max Verstappen.
What’s been a downer for Lewis Hamilton fans but a great development for Red Bull lovers is that the Milton Keynes-based outfit has successfully denied the best driver on the grid a race win for four consecutive occasions.
Though in emerging the fastest on the grid upon the completion of Free Practice on Friday, Lewis reiterated the fact that it would be a fool’s errand on the part of Red Bull to take him or his Mercedes car lightly. It ought to be remembered that Hamilton breezed to a comfortable win last year on the very venue, which also happens to be Red Bull’s home Grand Prix event.
So another win on Sunday will not only go a long way to end Mercedes’ recent winless run but shall, more importantly, offer a much-needed confidence booster to a very prominent force on the grid- Hamilton’s Mercedes! But can that happen?
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