I am a FH squatter
- Dec 22, 2003
Most sports need a cap.
Agree and for Ferrari thats about their development cycle and the engine. Ferrari shows some raw ace (although I suspect they have 'bent' the rules a bit in 2020) but they are closer.He won't go to a lower team to help them develop just yet and most seem to have some serious problems.
I know merc isn't just about the car, the whole team are important, including the drivers, I think he will leave at the end of the 2022 season and go to a nearly there team.
Hamilton will retire at the end of the season.Agree and for Ferrari thats about their development cycle and the engine. Ferrari shows some raw ace (although I suspect they have 'bent' the rules a bit in 2020) but they are closer.
Next year could be interesting. Salary caps could also have a bearing and Lewis despite the people he upsets and what others think of him does provide a superb platform for companies like Mercedes to be seen to be on board with BLM and discrimination. Lewis brings that to companies that want to be seen to be socially aware.
I think Lewis is only signed to the end of '21 isnt he? so can see a year, 'maybe' two in Ferrari
He wants to win and he wont be an also ran for any team as you say.
yeah, you could be right.. Im not sure what else he has to prove if anything, 8 does make his record pretty much unassailable.Hamilton will retire at the end of the season.
He made a bet a decade ago that Merc would be the team to capitalise on the hybrid engine formula (people seriously questioned his decision to leave McLaren at the time) and it came good. He simply doesn't need to make that bet again. Merc will almost certainly walk it again this year (because everyone else will be doing minimal investment in an end-of-life formula as they prep for 2022) and he'll probably get either/both of 8 titles and100+ wins. Going to another team after that has little upside and potentially a whole load of downsides for him.He literally has nothing left to prove in F1 even now. He clearly has started to broaden his interests away from F1, and as soon as a one year deal was announced with Merc it all became clear.
I would imagine in the next big formula change after 2022, F1 will effectively become Formula E. It wouldn't be the first time (F1 basically nicked F2 regs a couple of times in the past); they're probably just holding out for some long range battery solutions to pop up. I don't see how F1 survives otherwise unless they go with something exotic like hydrogen fuel cells (there are 3-4 car companies that have sunk a lot of money into the tech, including Merc, BMW and Toyota, maybe F1 would be a good canvas to promote it)It wouldn't surprise me if he had some sort of involvement with formula E after F1