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Villeneuve sees the changing of the guard at Mercedes

8:15

Changing of the guard in Mercedes?

At least that’s what Jacques Villeneuve thinks, writing in his column for Formule1.nl: “It seems a champion’s luck has run out on Lewis. He has no momentum and nothing suits him.”

Most recently in Miami, he was able to overtake his team-mate George Russell in qualifying but then fell behind him again in the race. It was the fourth consecutive time that Hamilton landed behind his teammate.

“Lewis is a driver and a champion. He knows what needs to be done. We’ll see if he still has the energy to do it,” said Villeneuve, who believes Hamilton is still on the 2021 world title he missed. nibble.

“He is embittered and thinks the title has been stolen from him,” said the 1997 world champion. Hamilton has carried this burden with him all winter. And that doesn’t make the current situation any easier for him.

His conclusion: “George Russell is riding a wave and Lewis Hamilton is trying not to sink.”

10:06

I wish you the best!

Let’s stay in the Red Bull cosmos: congratulations go to Yuki Tsunoda, who is celebrating her 22nd birthday today. The Japanese did not have an easy race in Miami, but surprisingly he is still ahead of his teammate Pierre Gasly in the World Championship.

By the way: in the history of Formula 1, only three Japanese have made it to the podium. Aguri Suzuki (Japan 1990), Takuma Sato (USA 2004) and Kamui Kobayashi (Japan 2012). There has never been a Japanese victory.

You can find such interesting stats in our extensive Formula 1 database!


Photo gallery: Red Bull Juniors in Formula 1



09:26

Today eight years ago …

Speaking of victories, Hamilton won the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix eight years ago, his fourth consecutive race. At the same time, the Briton took the lead in the World Championship.

This is special because Hamilton drove a world championship for the first time in the hybrid era. At the end of the season he would be crowned world champion – and in the following years the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time …

Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 ~ Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) ~



8:49

Grosjean would not return

When Haas spontaneously needed a replacement for Nikita Masepin this winter, the choice fell on Kevin Magnussen. His former teammate Romain Grosjean has now revealed that he would not be interested in a Haas comeback.

“I talk to Günther sometimes [Steiner]once or twice a year, “he told RacingNews365.com, explaining that he congratulated Steiner on the presence of Haas again this year.

But: “I want to win races”, he clarifies and reveals: “Many people have asked me if I would like to return to Haas. […]. But I want the chance to win races every weekend. “

The Frenchman is still awaiting his first victory in the IndyCar series. In just over a year, however, he has already reached the podium four times. It probably wouldn’t be possible with Haas.


8:32

This has not been the case since 2016!

We just mentioned it: Hamilton finished the last four races behind his teammate. This hasn’t been the case since 2016, when Nico Rosberg finished five straight races ahead of Hamilton.

The German was at that moment in the lead in Spa, Monza, Singapore, Sepang and Suzuka and thus laid the foundations for his world title. Hamilton has brought nothing after four wins in the last four races.

Rosberg’s successor, Valtteri Bottas, has never managed to beat Hamilton so many times in a row.


Photo Gallery: Lewis Hamilton’s Teammates


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