‘It is Definitely Tempting’ – Stroll Sheds Interest Over Signing Lewis Hamilton at Aston Martin F1

Published 02/26/2021, 1:15 AM EST
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


With the 2021 F1 season set to commence, Lewis Hamilton will be in the pursuit to secure his record eighth championship title. But what’s shocking is that the Briton might fall into the free driver’s pool soon after the season concludes, as his contract with Mercedes lasts only until the end of 2021.

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His potential availability could lead to a massive fight amongst the rest of the grid, and Aston Martin, in particular, are keeping a close watch on the developments surrounding Lewis.

Aston Martin’s part-owner, Lawrence Stroll, opened up that the availability of Lewis beyond 2021 is tempting.

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Stroll interested in Lewis Hamilton

According to Independent, the Canadian hinted at Aston Martin going after Lewis, come the 2022 season. “It is definitely tempting,” he said.

Lewis in any car is great. And I am sure everyone would say yes because he is a seven-time world champion. But right now, I am extremely focused on getting started this year.”

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – Owner of Racing Point Lawrence Stroll and Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Racing Point walks in the Paddock before final practice for the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The British team already possesses an incredibly experienced driver in Sebastian Vettel. The four-time world champion was earlier left out of the Ferrari squad, as Aston Martin wasted no time in securing the low-on-morale German for the 2021 season.

Alongside Vettel stands the team owner’s son, Lance Stroll. The Canadian has been on a learning curve since his F1 debut. Although he has a handful of podiums, inconsistency has been his biggest enemy so far. Hence, going into the 2021 season, it is quite possible that Lance could turn up as a much tougher opponent for Vettel.

Hamilton’s chances of joining Aston Martin F1

The scenario of Lewis joining a different team in 2022 depends entirely on Mercedes’ decision. If the Silver Arrows plans on sticking with Lewis beyond 2021, well then, it would be a shock if the Briton denies the offer.

However, what if Mercedes decide they’ve got no more performance to churn out from Lewis?

If that’s the case, then there are two different possibilities – either Lewis retires, or he switches to another championship-winning team.

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images,)

Because it is highly unlikely that the Briton would move to a mid-field team after the successful run at the top. Aston Martin have been on the rise since Lawrence Stroll‘s takeover.

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Furthermore, the rivals have been quite wary of the Greens potentially jumping into the battle for the championship title. And if Aston Martin makes such a giant leap in performance, they could be the lead contenders in signing the potential record-breaking world champion.

But let’s hear it from you.

What do you think Lewis should do beyond his Mercedes exit? Should he call it a day? Or should he switch to a rival team and continue with his successful run of form?

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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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