Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes career is awash with glory and victories. This partnership dominated most of the turbo-hybrid period, winning all the races that were possible. All good things come to an end.
Mercedes has been struggling since the new regulations were introduced in 2022. They cannot compete with Red Bull. Hamilton has repeatedly complained about the W13 and W14 rivals. He hasn’t won a race with Mercedes in more than 500 days. It is a driver who is nearing the end of his racing career, but still chasing his eighth world title.
Johnny Herbert, a former Silver Arrows driver and now pundit, has proposed a solution to Hamilton during this turbulent time. He said: “The red car is the best option.” The 8th still has the same motivation. It has to be the right mix – just like when he switched from McLaren and Mercedes, when many people, myself included, thought it was a crazy move. “
“What Niki and Ross Brawn could present to him [about Mercedes] excited me,” he added. It’s the reason he went. Ferrari must do the same .”.
Lewis Hamilton may be past his prime, but he still has a thirst for victory
The career of a veteran in F1 is impressive. He has been first to cross the line a record-breaking 103 times. The same is true for his pole positions. Hamilton has been on the podium an unprecedented 192 times. Hamilton has earned 4461.5 points in his career, and that’s not including the seven world titles.
Hamilton won the World Drivers’ Championship 6 times between 2014 and 2020. This dominance is unmatched in F1. Not even the all-time great Michael Schumacher could match it. The veteran is struggling despite a career that has been so illustrious.
The situation has gotten worse for him since he was denied his eighth title in 2021 by Max Vertappen. It is astonishing that he hasn’t won a race in more than 500 days. In 2022, he was the first person in his career to not win a race.
He has been on the podium many times despite the substandard car he was driving. His ability to come back was demonstrated at the Miami GP, where he improved seven positions in the race following a poor qualifying.
It’s true that he is a shadow, but despite his diminished appearance, he still looks positive and believes in his team. Rumors of a possible move to Ferrari, or retirement are causing uncertainty about his future. He still shows the same qualities that made him world champion each weekend. With the right team and car behind him, he could undoubtedly win again.