After a long break, the Formula 1 cars are back on the world’s racetracks. While everyone is stunned by Ferrari’s poor performance, defending champion Lewis Hamilton is striving to become the most successful racing driver of all time. As usual, he has started the new season a bit bumpy, but after a few races, he restored the status quo. After four of a total of 13 runs, the 6-time world champion is now on the leading position again. In the end, even a broken tire couldn’t stop him. Hamilton just crossed the finish line on three wheels, saving his third win in a row. That marks another season in Formula 1 when the final result is already inevitable.
No wonder that the series world champion is already bursting with self-confidence. Hamilton has every reason to do so. He is only missing a world championship title on the record of the German Michael Schumacher. Its seven world championship titles were not recoverable, but Hamilton believes that he can do it even better. As a result, the combination of the best driver in the field and the best car still seems almost unbeatable. Hamilton now has all possibilities in his hand to be announced as an immortal driver of Formula 1. Recently, there have been many speculations that he would like to take a seat in a Ferrari, but now it seems to be rather unlikely, and empty words.
All Competitors Hope for A Change
After all, Mercedes wants to keep its top driver and is working on an extension of the current contract. That will expire at the end of the 2021 season, but the Brit has all the trump cards in hand. He can go on for a few more years at this level without a serious competitor. However, this only applies as long as he remains in the Mercedes team. The other teams in Formula 1 have already set the course for the future. The most considerable talents stay in their Formula 1 teams for the some time. That applies to Charles Leclerc from Ferrari and Max Verstappen from Red Bull. They still have to hope that Hamilton will change the team and that a cockpit at Mercedes will be free for them. However, it seems like Hamilton is unwilling to repeat Sebastian Vettel’s mistake at the moment.
Then four-time world champion gave in to his fascination with the red racers from Italy and switched to Ferrari. From that time, his dominance was over. In the meantime, the team didn’t even renew his contract. His future in Formula 1 is currently open. Hamilton, on the other hand, can stay with Mercedes as long as he wants. If he manages to set Michael Schumacher’s title record as expected this year, he could become the most successful driver of all time, in the following season. After all, his team has been with him all his racing life. He had publicly emphasized several times that he would not give up without a fight. This man has big plans.