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Hamilton's future unclear: 'Make way for younger driver'

Hamilton's future unclear: 'Make way for younger driver'

27 January - 18:20 Last update: 27 January - 18:20
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Lewis Hamilton is still keeping the Formula One world uncertain about his future. The driver is said to be in doubt whether he wants to play another season for Mercedes. If it were up to Jost Capito, Hamilton would not necessarily have to return.

The British driver seemed to be on his way to the world title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last season, but partly due to a crash by Nicholas Latifi, Max Verstappen still managed to win. It caused a lot of anger in Hamilton who has not heard from him since.

The Williams team boss, however, cares little whether Hamilton returns at all. "It really doesn't matter," he stressed in conversation with RTL Deutschland. "They always say that there are not enough places for young drivers and then I think: if someone has been world champion seven times, he has actually done enough and can make way for a younger driver."

Russell must hope for Hamilton to stay on

Capito emphasizes that it is indeed important for George Russell that Hamilton continues. According to the team boss, the Briton is still too inexperienced to take the top team by the hand and therefore needs Hamilton to raise his level further.

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