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Lewis Hamilton at the rigged 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.v1

Did Mercedes just confirm Hamilton won’t be retiring in 2022?

The Mercedes F1 Team has seemingly hinted that Sir Lewis Hamilton won’t be retiring ahead of the 2022 season. Hamilton was cruelly defeated by Max Verstappen at the season-ending 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in highly controversial circumstances. There have been calls for race director Michael Masi, who made the controversial decision to only allow

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Michael Masi as FIA race director in 2019.v1

Vote now: Should the FIA fire Masi for his handling of the Abu Dhabi GP?

Following Sir Lewis Hamilton missing out on the 2021 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship to Max Verstappen last month, there have been calls for race director Michael Masi to be sacked. Hamilton fans in particular have been pushing for Masi to lose his job, as a controversial decision made by the Australian at the season-ending Abu

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Mercedes F1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in 2021.v1

Will Valtteri Bottas replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes?

Outgoing Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is set to race with Alfa Romeo in 2022, but, amid reports that Sir Lewis Hamilton is mulling retiring from Formula 1 with immediate effect, could the Finn be recalled by the Silver Arrows? Although Bottas has said he is looking forward to taking on a new challenge at Alfa

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Lewis Hamilton mulling retirement in 2022.v1

Ex-F1 driver on Hamilton: ‘I don’t think he is running away’

Mercedes driver Sir Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to quit Formula 1 following the highly controversial 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. That’s the opinion of ex-F1 racer Marc Surer, who told Formula1News.co.uk he believes the Brit will still be on the grid in 2022, to once again chase after his record-breaking eighth title. Max Verstappen took

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Valtteri Bottas in his last race with Mercedes.v1

Valtteri Bottas responds to Wolff diamond comment

Former Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has opened up on the pressure he was put under by team principal and co-owner Toto Wolff during his five years racing with the Silver Arrows. Bottas has joined Alfa Romeo for 2022, with him being replaced by George Russell at Mercedes. The 32-year-old joined the Mercedes F1 Team ahead

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Max Verstappen after winning his F1 championship in 2022.v1

‘Stupid’ Abu Dhabi GP ending will cost Formula 1 viewers

The “stupid” ending to the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will deter some Formula 1 fans from watching another grand prix, former F1 racer Stefan Johansson has said. Sir Lewis Hamilton was beaten to the title by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in 2021 following a highly controversial late decision by race director Michael Masi to

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Lando Norris and George Russell in Russia, 2021.v1

Norris wants to go ‘wheel-to-wheel’ with Russell in 2022

McLaren driver Lando Norris has stated his desire to race closely with new Mercedes driver George Russell in 2022. Formula 1 is undergoing significant changes heading into the new year, with the cars expected to lose some aerodynamic performance and the sport switching to 18-inch tyres. There will also be an engine freeze next year,

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George Russell at the 2020 Sakhir GP with Mercedes.v1

Russell downplays importance of standing in for Hamilton

George Russell does not believe that his one-off appearance for Mercedes in 2020 convinced team principal Toto Wolff of his capabilities. Having just won his 11th race of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix, Sir Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 and had to miss the next race, the Sakhir Grand Prix, which took

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Max Verstappen wins the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton.v1

Rumours of Masi sacking in Mercedes ‘quid pro quo’ unravel

Reports suggesting that race director Michael Masi has been relieved of his duties have been cooled after he and Nicholas Tombazis appeared absent in the FIA’s January organisational structure chart. Masi has been the talk of Formula 1 since the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021, as Max Verstappen beat rival Sir Lewis Hamilton

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