Ferrari F1 Driver Reveals His Big Lewis Hamilton Wish

Published 12/22/2021, 2:34 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gets out of his car after qualifying in second position Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili


Ever since the controversial title showdown in Abu Dhabi, there have been quite a few rumors swirling around Lewis Hamilton and his potential exit from F1 altogether.

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Consequently, the element of fear was injected into Mercedes, who have already had to fight through a similar phase with Nico Rosberg back in 2016; the German shockingly retired from F1, hours after winning his first-ever world championship title, leaving the team scrambling for a replacement in a rather short period of time.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton looks dejected after finishing second in the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

Could this be the end result with Hamilton as well? Maybe. Maybe not. We can’t say for sure unless the 7-time world champion comes up with an official statement over his final decision. Interestingly, for the first time since Toto Wolff fueled the speculations, a fellow F1 colleague has opted to express his opinion.

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Carlos Sainz hoping Hamilton doesn’t quit

Amidst the cloud of uncertainty, Ferrari F1 driver, Carlos Sainz, opened up that a driver like Hamilton shouldn’t retire from F1, especially considering the fact that the Briton is embracing his prime form at the moment.

What’s more, Sainz also pointed that, without Hamilton, he would lose the privilege of racing alongside one of the greatest F1 drivers on the same grid.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. during the FIA Press Conference Pool via REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard

“I don’t know what Hamilton will decide to do,” Sainz told Marca according to Formula Passion. “I want to continue racing with him. He is one of the best drivers in history. I hope to continue sharing the grid with Lewis.

While the Abu Dhabi GP was indeed a weekend of heartbreak for Hamilton, Sainz, on the other hand, managed to deliver a decent closure to his debut campaign at Ferrari.

The Spaniard won himself a podium that subsequently gifted him P5 in the driver’s championship, beating teammate Charles Leclerc, and former teammate Lando Norris.

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Will Lewis Hamilton retire?

Highly unlikely. Remember, these are mere rumors, and neither Hamilton nor the team, Mercedes, itself has admitted its fruition.

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Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in second position Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

Yes, the end to the 2021 season was painful, but, having been part of F1 for over 15 years, one allegedly unfair decision from Michael Masi isn’t going to stop Hamilton from chasing after his dream eighth championship title.

Moreover, this decision would plainly contradict his famous quote, ‘Still I Rise’. So, considering the odds are fairly stacked up against Hamilton retiring from F1, how is this rumor going to play out in reality?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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