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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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Mercedes F1 Crown Is Now Truly in Jeopardy

Five races remain in the 2021 Formula One season. As you might imagine, much of the focus is going on the clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The former has cantered to the F1 Drivers’ Championship this last few years and was widely expected to do the same this year. Verstappen had other ideas, however, and we are now being treated to a battle for the drivers’ F1 crown that looks too close to call, although Verstappen has the edge right now. Yet while that pair have offered a – much-needed – bit of drama to draw in the casual motor racing fan, their enmity has perhaps taken some… 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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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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Valtteri Bottas to Ink a New Deal with Mercedes F1

“We’ll stay with our two boys,” Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kallenius earlier stated, which serves as a safeguard to the seats of their current lineup in Formula 1. That kills the rumors about Sebastian Vettel moving to the team, and it goes in the favor of current world champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton is expected to stay with Mercedes F1 but both parties are yet to agree on the terms of the contract. However, the negotiations with Bottas appears to be going smoother. According to reports, the Finn and the powers that be at Mercedes have already hammered out the stipulations. All that’s left is for both to ink… Continue Reading »

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