Sir Lewis Hamilton may transfer to a rival Method One group on the finish of the 2022-23 season, in accordance with Sky Sports activities presenter Simon Lazenby.
The seven-time world champion is at present having fun with his tenth yr with Mercedes. Nevertheless it may very well be his final with the Brackley-based group as his contract expires on the finish of the season, The Solar reviews.
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Whereas Mercedes principal Toto Wolff stays optimistic that an extension settlement will likely be made, F1 knowledgeable Lazenby has recommended that Hamilton may determine to hunt a brand new problem – particularly if he fails to compete for the title once more this yr.
The Sky Sports activities presenter even hinted that he may change to Ferrari.
“It’s the need of all drivers to drive for Ferrari,” he advised Specific Sport
“Previously, Lewis has been quoted as saying he want to drive for Ferrari.
“If Ferrari strikes comfortably forward of Mercedes I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Ferrari and Pink Bull have dominated F1 for the previous yr whereas Mercedes have struggled to rise up to hurry – actually.
Hamilton, who completed fifth on the Bahrain Grand Prix earlier this month, has grown more and more pissed off because of this.
“Final yr, I advised them the problems which are with the automobile,” he not too long ago advised the BBC.
“Like, I’ve pushed so many automobiles in my life, so I do know what a automobile wants, I do know what a automobile doesn’t want.
“And I feel it’s actually about accountability, it’s about proudly owning up and saying ‘yeah, you understand what, we didn’t hearken to you, it’s not the place it must be and we’ve started working’.
“We’ve bought to look into the stability by the corners, have a look at all of the weak factors and simply huddle up as a group, that’s what we do.”
If Hamilton have been to make the change to Ferarri, Charles Leclerc may transfer the opposite manner.
The Monaco-born driver reportedly wrote to the group’s chief govt, John Elkann, final week to request an emergency assembly following his disastrous begin to the season.
Leclerc failed to complete the Bahrain Grand Prix after engine points with teammate Carlos Sainz ending fourth, a great distance behind Pink Bull duo Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
Journalist Luigi Perna wrote about Leclerc’s frustration in Corrierre Motori noting: “Charles is claimed to have requested and obtained a gathering with President John Elkann in Maranello, to debate the state of affairs. Clearly fearful. The season of the assault on the world title dangers turning into one other flop.
“And that prospect is unacceptable for the motive force, who was anticipating a step ahead after his second place within the final World Championship.”
This text initially appeared on The Solar and was reproduced with permission.