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Lewis Hamilton Loses F1 Crown to Max Verstappen

With the small gap between the overall scores of Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in the 2021 season, the Abu Grand Prix was expected by fans as the ultimate showdown that would determine the eventual Formula 1 Drivers’ Champion. Although we were rooting for “Hammy” again, the victory of “Mad Max” came as a breath of fresh air in the sport dominated by Mercedes in the hybrid era. It was only unfortunate though that his first world championship came under controversial circumstances, which made the ending of this season rather anti-climactic. The first lap started intense as Verstappen and Hamilton raced head-to-head with… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Drives Off in his Pagani Zonda 760 LH

Despite his promise last year that he will only be driving electric Mercedes-Benz cars going forward, Lewis Hamilton was seen riding off in his Pagani Zonda 760 LH from a meeting in Monaco. Outside of Formula 1, Hamilton is known for his love of exotic cars. For one, he is already eyeing the upcoming Mercedes-AMG One, but his collection already includes a Ferrari LaFerrari, classic Shelby 427 Cobra, McLaren P1, Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series, Mercedes-AMG GTR, and the Pagani Zonda 760 LH seen here. The Zonda 760 LH has the same features as the 760 RS but the car was customized for Lewis Hamilton whose initials “LH” appear on its… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes F1 Reclaim Lead in F1 Standings

The battle for the Formula 1 Drivers Championship intensifies as Lewis Hamilton retains his lead on the standings after the Hungarian Grand Prix. Likewise, his team, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 is again on top of the mid-season rankings. Currently, Hamilton has 192 points on his scorecard. That’s just six points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who impressively finished third last season. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas is at fourth with 108 points, which is five points behind McLaren driver Lando Norris. On the team rankings, Mercedes leads at 300 points while Red Bull is looming with 290 points and McLaren is third at 163 points. The race in Hungary ended with… Continue Reading »

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Is Lewis Hamilton Retiring from Formula 1?

After his string of world championships in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton considered retiring from the sport. Toto Wolff revealed the shocking news during a recent interview. Don’t fret though because he just signed a two-year contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas, which means he is tied with them up to the end of the 2023 season. However, prior to that, the driver brought up the subject to his boss. Rumors of Lewis Hamilton retiring from F1 were fueled by the single-year deal he inked with Mercedes for 2021. There were speculations that the parties have struggled to reach an agreement over the financial aspect of the contract. Wolff was quick to… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Signs a New Contract with Mercedes F1 for 2021

After a long wait marred by the alleged extravagant terms coming from the side of Lewis Hamilton, the Briton finally inks a new deal with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. The group’s motorsport chief, Toto Wolff, also cleared up the controversies leading to the signing. According to Formula1.com, the 36-year old driver just signed a one-year contract with Mercedes F1 However, the new contract includes a clause requiring the parties to put up a joint charitable foundation to support greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport. It should be noted that Hamilton is currently the only Black driver in F1. Therefore, he has been outspoken over the lack of diversity in… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Offered a One-Year Extension by Mercedes F1

If reports are true, Lewis Hamilton may be closer to inking a one-year contract extension with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. Both parties have downplayed earlier reports about the seven-time world champion’s extravagant demands. Earlier, it was reported that Hamilton has put on the table the following demands from Mercedes F1: $200 million salary for his new four-year contract, which can be broken down to $50 million annually A 10% share in Mercedes F1’s prize, if they win more championships Limited-production Mercedes-AMG One hypercar A role that “goes beyond being a driver and more than a mere testimonial” According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Hamilton and Mercedes F1 has narrowed down the… Continue Reading »

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4 Demands of Lewis Hamilton From Mercedes That Leave Him Still Unemployed

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is now a free agent. His contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas expired last week, and he has yet to ink a new deal with them. According to reports, the contract negotiations between Hamilton and Mercedes have broken down due to the former’s lavish demands. The 36-year-old race car driver reportedly demanded the following to be included in his new four-year contract with the Constructors Champion: $200 million salary for his new four-year contract, which can be broken down to $50 million annually A 10% share in Mercedes F1’s prize, if they win more championships Limited-production Mercedes-AMG One hypercar A role that “goes beyond being… Continue Reading »

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