In the final minutes of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the “game” for the drivers’ championship changed abruptly. Mercedes won the constructors’ championship, Max Verstappen eclipsed everyone and became the youngest F1 world champion ever. Lewis Hamilton finished second. Things got even worse when everything was decided in the final laps of the race at Yas Marina. Since the award ceremony, no one has seen the seven-time world champion. The entire team and the Mercedes driver have remained silent. There have been no posts on social media or official post releases after the race. Thus, the rumors was announced that Lewis will miss Formula 1 in 2022, but Hamilton will return and drive with even more passion.
- Bernie Ecclestone has caused a stir
- Mercedes team principal poured fuel on the fire
- Stefano Domenicali is confident Lewis Hamilton will return to Formula 1
- Overcoming the impossible or the magical kick?
Bernie Ecclestone has caused a stir
Not a race, but a real farce in Abu Dhabi will continue to generate heated discussions and rumors for a long time to come. However, the most important question now is: “Will Lewis Hamilton return to Formula 1 in 2022?” At first glance, people thought this was nonsense. No one really cared about such rumors until… Bernie Ecclestone himself claimed that Lewis Hamilton would be leaving Formula 1. However, Bernie Ecclestone is the most respected authority in the world of racing and the person to listen to.
I don’t think he’s coming back. His disappointment is too great. And you can understand that in a way. Now it would be time, with also seven World Championship titles like Michael Schumacher, to tackle his dream of becoming a fashion entrepreneur.Ex-Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in interview to Blick
Mercedes team principal poured fuel on the fire
Mercedes F1 Team Principal Toto Wolff may be the one who has the most important answer to the primary question. Although, he still plays on our nerves like a skillful manipulator on a fiddle and keeps quiet. What Toto Wolff can do is that he can not guarantee Lewis Hamilton’s return. However, the Mercedes boss insists: “They don’t think they will ever get over this”. Toto Wolff also believes Lewis Hamilton’s silence since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is due to a sense of injustice stemming from the race that he “just lacks words.”
Toto Wolff is also fuelling the situation by claiming that there is no clarity as to whether Lewis Hamilton will continue to race or not, and the main reason for the whole situation is clearly Michael Massi, or rather his decision on the final laps of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. How long will Lewis Hamilton remain silent? Until the FIA officially announce the official statement on the investigation into the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. But it is not that simple! Despite the first steps in the investigation, there is still no information, or rather, it is too vague, in January 2022. The first official FIA statement was issued on 29 January with the simple wording “no decision has been taken yet.” Moreover, the first detailed analysis will be presented at the meeting of the Formula One Commission in London on 14 February.
In addition to the investigation, Lewis Hamilton is still keeping quiet. Someone among the journalists comes up with rumors that the F1 world champion is actually making the show with the silence, while he himself is only making the fun in all this speculation.
Stefano Domenicali is confident Lewis Hamilton will return to Formula 1
What we can do is follow the next authority in Formula 1 racing. As soon as Lewis Hamilton’s fans get nervous, shocked by Toto Wolff’s “no guarantees,” Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali tries to keep calm. F1 boss is sure Lewis Hamilton will return with even more gusto.
I’m sure he will recharge his batteries and come back with even more desire than before to win an eighth world titleStefano Domenicali to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Stefano Domenicali’s position is clear: the most urgent thing is to amortize and absorb the difficult situation.
In any other situation in a confusing conflict like this, you could probably support one or the other. To confirm the current confusion, you can agree or disagree with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, or the opposite with the FIA and the Abu Dhabi stewards with Michael Masi. However, this is only the case when it is impossible to agree 100% on just one position. But you can say 100 percent that the whole situation is a magical kick to get Lewis Hamilton back in the race.
Overcoming the impossible or the magical kick?
Yes, the defeat, especially at the Yas Marina Circuit, was unpredictable and sudden, for one driver as huge as the disaster for the Mercedes F1 Team. Probably still difficult to explain is the whole range of emotions, even within the Red Bull team, that are causing division and empathy for Mercedes.
In other parallels, Lewis Hamilton would finish the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as an eight-time F1 world champion, break Michael Schumacher’s record, and rightfully come to the people as an invincible knight. Max Verstappen, however, would lose the title of Formula 1’s first ever younger champion. But hold on a minute, such a sequence would be highly predictable. We’re starting to forget that motorsport is the ultimate in unpredictable things! It is what it is, Lewis Hamilton has three reasons to return to Formula 1 even more motivated and full of energy!
Give Max Verstappen a lesson or it’s not time to part ways
First, Lewis Hamilton must return to reclaim the title back from Max Verstappen. Just agree that the game is more fun when you play it with someone. With the dominance of Mercedes F1 in recent years, it has become a one-player game. Now, with a rival Red Bull cars, the excitement is back and the blood starts to boil! Young and stubborn Max Verstappen teases to teach him a lesson from Mercedes – so it’s not time to part!
To overtake Michael Schumacher’s record.
It seemed he was just seconds away from equalling the all-time record… Well, in the next Formula 1 season Lewis Hamilton will have to try to cross the threshold of seven titles. Moreover, the Red Bull team is confident that Max Verstappen’s car will be as fast in 2022 as in 2021. But the reward is all the sweeter the harder it gets, right?
Rightly become an invincible knight and conquer the hearts of all F1 fans.
Yes, to say that Lewis Hamilton has an army of fans means nothing, because he has millions of fans! But the young of F1 drivers is not inferior and wins new hearts. Because what devoted fans Max Verstappen has! What distinguishes them from others? The simple answer is that some people think Lewis Hamilton wins too easily, while others think the opposite. Lewis Hamilton will have to return into Formula 1 2022 season to reveal the truth for both to see.
Not only will he have to face Max Fesrtappen again, but his team-mate will be young George Russell – another hunter of hearts and a wizard of records. If Hamilton succeeds in surpassing both, he can be considered the most invincible!
While Lewis Hamilton is still keeping the silent, journalists have come forward with new information linked to sources within the team. Ralf Bach (F1 Insider) is claimed that the Mercedes F1 Team never considered ta Lewis Hamilton would leave Formula One. Furthermore, there was no such option in general. Meanwhile, the Formula One champion is already preparing for the new Formula One season 2022. Sounds like a show? Time will tell.
Every coin has two sides and every situation has different consequences. What the future will be, however, always depends on us and our view of things. Resentment and defeat are only steps on the road to greatness and success. Therefore, in the circumstances, Lewis Hamilton today has many more reasons to return to Formula 1 than to leave it. Moreover, these circumstances are not only able to spark adrenaline in his blood and make him drive like no one else before, but also to become one of the greatest racing drivers in the history of Formula 1.