Lewis Hamilton may be ‘finished’ with Formula One, according to an F1 legend.
LEWIS HAMILTON has yet to comment publicly on his F1 future following the tumultuous Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the end of the season.
As Sir Lewis Hamilton’s vow of public silence continues, F1 legend Alain Prost has cast fresh doubt on the British driver’s future.
Hamilton, 37, appears to be enraged by the events of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in which he was controversially defeated by Max Verstappen for the world championship.
In the aftermath of the race, Hamilton was gracious in defeat, preferring to congratulate Verstappen and thank his team rather than criticizing the controversial safety car procedure that caused him to be passed on the final lap.
He and Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, on the other hand, boycotted the annual FIA prize gala in Paris, with Wolff telling reporters that the British driver was “disillusioned” by the events at the Yas Marina circuit.
Hamilton’s refusal to clarify his stance has fueled speculation that he will retire from the sport before the 2022 season.
Despite the fact that Hamilton is on the verge of making history by becoming the first man to win an unprecedented eighth world championship, his current contract with the Silver Arrows runs until 2023.
After the hammer blow of last season, Alain Prost, a four-time world champion, has expressed concerns that Hamilton “could be finished.”
In an interview with French publication Le Journal Du Dimanche, Prost, who currently works as an advisor to the Alpine Racing team, explained his reasoning.
“It’s difficult to imagine yourself in his situation.”
He has just as many reasons to give up as he does to keep going,” he said.
“He’s taken a big hit to the head and could be done, but it’d be a real shame if he didn’t make it this season.”
New technical regulations will be introduced into Formula One for the 2022 season, with the goal of making the sport more competitive.
It’s a theory that could put a number of drivers other than Mercedes and Red Bull in contention for the title.
Despite his reservations, Prost, 66, is optimistic that the prospect of a new challenge will persuade Hamilton to put his apathy aside and pursue a career.
“I’m trying to stay upbeat because there’s still the eighth title and this.”
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