The British Lewis Hamilton, seven times world champion and considered the most influential driver in Formula 1 in the last 15 years, ripens the possibility of not racing next year, according to his compatriot Bernie Ecclestone, former CEO and executive director of the maximum motorsport category.
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“A couple of days ago I spoke with his father and I realized immediately that he did not want to talk about his son’s future. I think he is retiring, that he will not run next year. His disappointment in Abu Dhabi was too great and I understand it, “said the 91-year-old former director, in statements to the British press reported by the Spanish sports newspaper AS.
Hamilton, 37 years old and with a record of world titles that he shares with German Michael Schumacher, both with seven, has a contract with the Mercedes team for two more seasons (2022 and 2023), although he was very emotionally beaten when he lost the definition in Abu Dhabi at the hands of the Dutch Max Verstappen.
“Hamilton is now tied at seven titles with Michael Schumacher, it is the perfect time for him to fulfill other dreams. I think he can only lose in 2022, he has nothing to gain and we have to see who has the best car with the new regulations, “added Ecclestone.