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Ecclestone doesn't believe in Hamilton's return: 'Time for another dream'

Ecclestone doesn't believe in Hamilton's return: 'Time for another dream'

23-12-2021 18:25 Last update: 22:01


Formula 1 has been preoccupied with the possible departure of Lewis Hamilton since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Some believe that the Briton will leave the sport after losing the world title, and former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone also thinks that we will not see Hamilton on the grid next year.

Many are of the opinion that the seven-time world champion is far from giving up and is instead full of motivation to go for his eighth world title in 2022, but others think Hamilton's disappointment in the sport is too great.

"I don't think he will come back. His disappointment is too great", Ecclestone tells Blick. The former F1 owner spoke to Hamilton's father over the phone, but he sensed a question about a possible departure would not be answered. Hamilton's social media has been quiet for almost two weeks now.

Hamilton has other passions

According to Ecclestone, it is time for the Briton to pursue his other passion. "With also seven world titles like Michael Schumacher, it's time for Hamilton to pursue his dream of being a fashion entrepreneur."

Team boss Toto Wolff previously expressed doubts about the British driver's return. Still, many believe Hamilton wants to go for his eighth title to break Schumacher's record. Officially, Hamilton still has a two-year contract with the team of Mercedes.

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