Lewis Hamilton Will Struggle in a McLaren or Williams, Says Lance Stroll

March 7, 2021 9:49 pm

Canadian driver Lance Stroll has spoken about Lewis Hamilton. He stated that even though he respects the latter for his titles, he may not win if he is not in a Mercedes car.

Hamilton has won seven world titles, six of them coming with Mercedes. The British driver won his first driver’s championship when he was with McLaren. He soon jumped ship when the Silver Arrows came calling in 2013.

However, Stroll thinks otherwise, stating that if Hamilton will struggle to win if he is in a McLaren Williams. Stroll further states that it’s the nature of the sport- even if Lewis is on the best on the grid, he will find it difficult to compete.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Stroll states Lewis Hamilton won’t win with Mclaren or Williams

The Canadian driver said, “As a world champion, I respect Hamilton, but if you put Lewis Hamilton in a McLaren, he won’t win the race and he’s one of the best drivers on the grid. If he had a Williams, he wouldn’t have won the race.”

Stroll added, “It’s the nature of the sport. While the pilot is in the vehicle, it can make a difference of two or three positions, but cannot climb over the other teams by a second or a half. Maybe the teams will catch up faster than expected.”

Another year of the Knight’s dominance?

Mercedes’ number 44, Lewis Hamilton, will be on the grid for the upcoming season. The reigning world champion will race alongside Valtteri Bottas in 2021. Hamilton eyes his eighth title and will set a record if he wins it.

However, the journey to his next title won’t be easy. The grid is packed with talented drivers who can give the Brit a hard time around the track. The likes of Lance Stroll, Max Verstappen & Sebastian Vettel will pose a threat to Lewis’ dominance in F1.

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason/Pool/File Photo

The opening race, which will kickstart a new season of racing, is just weeks away. Once the lights go on in Bahrain on March 28, the championship battle will be wide open, giving the opportunity to anyone to grab the title.

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Arpit Gomes

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. When he's not writing about F1 or watching Drive to Survive, Arpit can be found producing documentary films.

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