Hakkinen: Hamilton will start thinking of other teams now things are not going well at Mercedes

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The Finn thinks that the Englishman shall be sulking in staff conferences

Hakkinen: Hamilton will start thinking of other teams now things are not going well at Mercedes


Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton has had an okay begin to this Formulation 1 season, however his automotive has had lots of issues and it is just all the way down to the driving expertise of Hamilton and teammate George Russell that they’ve been in a position to hold tempo with the likes of Ferrari and Pink Bull.

In actual fact, former F1 driver Mika Hakkinen believes that the Mercedes automotive’s issues might result in Hamilton contemplating his future with the staff.

“I ponder how Lewis behaves within the staff conferences. I wager he is sulking – I can think about it! Plenty of complaining and whining,” Hakkinen instructed Unibet.

“This begins the pure thought strategy of drivers, ‘Ought to I am going someplace else?’ It is a reality. He is been at Mercedes for years and gained a number of championships. Now that issues usually are not going effectively, he’ll begin pondering of switching groups.”

Differing emotions

Whereas Hamilton is used to being in a top-notch automotive that’s the envy of the F1 paddock, Hakkinen explains that Russell is relishing his time up to now at Mercedes after having a troublesome time at Williams, who he raced for between 2019 and 2021.

“The final race in Australia was a troublesome spot for Lewis, actually robust,” he defined.

“The staff naturally needs the drivers to complete the race. They received the outcome – not the outcome they hope for, however nonetheless good factors for the staff. However I am positive Lewis remains to be irritated by the scenario.

“It is onerous to be overwhelmed by George. I am afraid this shall be a extremely troublesome season for Lewis. George comes from a staff with little to no success – he had some good qualifying outcomes however not within the races. All these achievements with Mercedes are new to him, all the things feels tremendous good. For Lewis, this can be a catastrophe and, with George being forward, it is even worse.”


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