“A Shame He Didn’t Stop at His Peak”: Lewis Hamilton Asked to Step Down Amid Growing F1 Struggles

Published 06/23/2022, 11:01 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 10, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, does not need an introduction, especially in the world of F1. Hamilton’s incredible achievements in the sport also allowed him to become a global star. Hamilton is not just synonymous with F1 anymore, but also with fashion and music.

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Unfortunately, former three-time world champion Jackie Stewart believes Hamilton should focus on his other talents now. The Brit believes Hamilton is an exceptional driver but might be past his prime now. Hamilton already has a challenge on hand with a faster teammate and it is only going to get worse, feels Stewart.

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“He has other passions such as music and culture, he likes clothes and in that he can lose his soul and bliss. I’m sure he would be successful in the fashion world, because he already earns a lot of money with it,” said Stewart.

And added, “I’d like to see him step down now. It’s a shame he didn’t stop at his peak. I don’t think he will now, but it would be wiser if he took his loss and didn’t feel the pain of not being able to do what he once could.”

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Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but we doubt Hamilton would listen to Stewart at the moment. The Mercedes man narrowly missed out on his record-breaking eighth championship title last season. And despite the poor state of the W13, there looks to be plenty of fight left in the 37-year-old.

Whether the Billion Dollar Man achieves the elusive eighth title before his retirement will be revealed in due time.

George Russell feels privileged to drive alongside Lewis Hamilton

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The face of the new-age drivers of Mercedes, George Russell, feels privileged to work along with the world champion. The young Brit spun the attention to Hamilton when asked to evaluate his season with consistent top-five finishes.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 21, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and George Russell ahead of qualifying REUTERS/Nacho Doce

He said, “There is definitely room to improve in certain areas and I think obviously in a really privileged position being team mates with Lewis and learning so much from him.” 

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Russell may very well lead the Mercedes team into the future and is smart enough to soak in all he can from an exceptional driver and teammate.

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

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