It was a night that Lewis Hamilton of all drivers would like to forget. The Grand Prix at Yas Marina has been hailed by many as the most controversial race in the history of motorsport. The controversy began during the final stage of the race when Nicolas Latifi crashed, bringing out a safety car late. This changed the entire scenario of the GP.
Max Verstappen had the perfect opportunity to catch up to Lewis Hamilton thanks to a controversial decision by the race director. Max verstappen finally passed Hamilton on the inside, as he charged to his first world championship. The 7-time world champion, Hamilton, was denied the 8th.
Peter Windsor believes that Mercedes could make a competitive vehicle again in the near future. At the rate George Russell is performing against Lewis Hamilton, there’s a good chance that Lewis will not stand a shot. The Brit will also age and not be able perform at the same level as before.
Lewis Hamilton may not be able win his 8th title, even if Mercedes is competitive.
Lewis Hamilton, Roger Federer, and George Russell
Peter Windsor, a F1 pundit, said the following about the same.
“There’s a lot that has to happen in order for Lewis to get to this position and then beat George Russell,” said he.
George could be the one to benefit from the outcome of the race.
Lewis Hamilton lost the 2016 title to his teammate Nico Rosberg. Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to be involved in a title race with the way things are currently looking. He would want to beat his teammate, who is better qualified than him in the first three races of the season. Lewis Hamilton still has some hope despite the bleak outlook.