Well, now we find out. If Mercedes by negotiating and signing a new contract with Lewis Hamilton waited until the start of winter testing in Bahrain, is Toto wolff said they will not wait that long for a new contract from 2022 onwards.
And they really aren't. Despite great performances at the inaugural race GP Bahrain, where Lewis Hamilton also won and showed something sophisticated tricks from his treasury of experience, the Briton announced last night via social media that after the end of this season concludes his career. This is definitely great sensation, which to some extent was also predicted.
This eliminates the possible relocation of k Aston Martin, as hinted in the media when he is the owner of the team Lawrence Stroll stated that the fact that Hamilton will 2022 on the market, very tempting. Apparently he had David Coulthard, a former Formula 1 racer is all right when he said that if he will Lewis goodbye, then he won't race either. Also Martin Brundle he said he was Lewis Hamilton in conversation with him acted very reluctant and grumpywhen word got out about his negotiations with Mercedes.
But what is it Lewis Hamilton led to this decision? Karun chandhok has recently stated that behind the scenes of the team Mercedes something is happening that we will not find out. Former Indian racer Formula 1 and the current television expert believes that negotiations for this one-year contract between Hamilton in Mercedes they did not take place according to the wishes of the seven-time world champion who wanted a long-term contract, higher salary and certain creditworthiness. There was even talk of 10% from team cash prizes.
It was even more concrete Jacques Villeneuve, former Formula 1 racer and 1997 World Championwhen he said he had to Mercedes win without Lewis Hamilton. Because a Canadian thinks he has to Mercedes be aware that at this point taking title and Hamilton wins growing popularity and reputation only to the British, not the team. So they have to take action and start winning without Hamilton. And to the latter Villeneuve reproaches that he would like earned more, but worked less, where the Canadian relates Hamilton's requirements when negotiating a new contract.
It will now be interesting to see if another word comes true, namely from Zaka Brown, first husband McLarna, who said that in season 2022 at Mercedes see Max Verstappen in George Russell. The latter is already in last year's race Sakhir GP in Bahrain proved what he is able to achieve in silver arrows, though they put it mildly into her squeezed, after he had to Hamilton to skip the race because he was infected with a coronavirus.
Maybe someone will wonder where in the plan Mercedesa for the 2022 season located Valtteri Bottas, which was very much after the opening race broom and sought an explanation for what he considered wrong strategy at the team boss Toto Wolffu. Well, shown a clip of how it is Austrian literally cut off Finca, could give an appropriate answer.