Ex-F1 Driver Hints 2022 Insecurity Influenced Hamilton’s Reaction to Monza Crash

Published 09/23/2021, 5:44 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the race Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga


Lewis Hamilton has always had a dominating car ever since he joined Mercedes. The Brit has won six world titles with the Silver Arrows and aims to bag one more this season.

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Additionally, the Knight signed a two-year contract with the Brackley-based squad that will see on the grid till the 23′ season. However, former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, thinks that Hamilton is concerned with the rule changes that will come in next year which might have a heavy impact on the performance of the car.

Lewis Hamilton is concerned for next year’s title contender, says Schumacher

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It is no secret that Mercedes has had the dominant car on the grid since the hybrid era. Their performance on track has helped them to bag multiple constructor’s titles. However, with the regulation changes coming in next year, Schumacher feels that Hamilton is worried about it affecting their dominance in the sport.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during qualifying REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

As quoted from RTL.de. Ralf said, “For him it is also a risk that next year’s car is not quite as superior as it was in previous years.” (Translated from German via Google)

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Can Hamilton win his eighth world title this season?

The 36-year-old has his eyes set on setting a record for the most titles in the history of F1. However, his arch-rival, Max Verstappen, is throwing everything at him to prevent him from doing so.

Additionally, it is the Dutch driver who has the lead in the title race, creating more problems for Hamilton in his search for glory. But Lewis is well aware of the opportunity that awaits him this weekend in Sochi.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the sprint qualifying REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

The Mercedes driver is hoping to beat Verstappen and bridge the gap to him in the championship. Their rivalry has already since some iconic moments such as their crash at Silverstone, and their recent incident at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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