‘Mercedes might not be absolutely in assist of Hamilton’s politics’
“It’s utterly unthinkable that Lewis Hamilton goes to say: ‘I’m not doing this anymore’. He’s equalled Michael Schumacher’s document, he can beat it this 12 months. Why within the identify of god would Lewis Hamilton stroll out over a query of cash. The very last thing Lewis Hamilton wants is any extra money”, Saward stated within the Missed Apex Podcast.
“If it’s a cash downside anyway. Mercedes-Benz might say: ‘Look, that is how a lot we might pay and we’ll use private sponsors to make up the distinction. That’s clearly not the problem.” It additionally has nothing to do with standing inside the workforce, based on Saward, as Hamilton merely stays the plain primary. So what’s it?
Hamilton the politician
“I don’t know, lifelong ambassadorships with Mercedes or one thing like that may be a part of it. It may be that, whereas Mercedes is broadly in assist of Lewis’ political opinions, there are some issues they are not absolutely in assist of. Possibly they only wish to have a dialogue about how far it ought to go.”
If there’s certainly a political motive for this delay, Saward nonetheless thinks Hamilton will likely be within the automobile in 2021. Outdoors the automobile he has a lot much less ‘energy’. “Lewis’place as a political pressure evaporates with the drive. If he needs to vary the world, he wants to remain in Formulation 1″, Saward concludes.