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'Hamilton awaits FIA decision after Verstappen's title'

'Hamilton awaits FIA decision after Verstappen's title'

11-01-2022 07:29 Last update: 09:00


There is still no clarity on the future of Lewis Hamilton. Two months before the start of the season, he is leaving his stay in Formula 1 to depend on the steps the sport takes after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

FIA's move

Mercedes and Hamilton have accepted that Max Verstappen and not Hamilton is the world champion of 2021, but the battle is not over yet. Indeed, the Briton is pretty upset after missing out on his eighth world title and especially the way in which. Mercedes went to bat for him, but eventually withdrew the protest against the FIA.

Mercedes did this with the promise of the FIA that there would be an investigation into the last race to prevent this kind of situation in the future. This investigation will take time, but it is important for Hamilton's future. According to Sky Sports Indeed, it looks like the seven-time world champion is waiting to take his first steps in F1.

Hamilton puts his foot down

''It is understood that Mercedes want to see something tangible. It's been put to me like this: the longer this drags on then the worse the Lewis Hamilton situation is, and that is from a senior source,'' Sky Sports reporter Craig Slater reveals.

Mercedes was particularly angry after Abu Dhabi because of the safety car situation. There, some rules were not followed and, in the eyes of Mercedes, Red Bull was played into the hands of the driver. Mercedes and Hamilton now want to see the FIA come up with a solution for the future. Otherwise, the Brit seems to have no intention of starting the season.

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