Does Mercedes NEED Lewis Hamilton?

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Lewis Hamilton is still yet to sign for Mercedes in 2021. But does Mercedes need Lewis Hamilton to sign? Does the threat of George Russell coming through offer the team a stronger hand in the negotiations?
In this video I take a look at these things and investigate whether Lewis is worth it for the team.
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  • Hahaha ha Bahrain race 1,any Hamilton salty doubters?? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Jamie AsintoyeJamie Asintoye10 päivää sitten
  • Lol, well that question was answered at literally the first race. Yes... yes they do.

    chapster78chapster7817 päivää sitten
    • Indeed!

      Behind The DriveBehind The Drive17 päivää sitten
  • Only two drivers come to my mind who are capable of winning despite having a slower car. Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. Both of whom are at least 7 time world champions.

    MegsmanMegsman17 päivää sitten
  • He is worth for 8th title........🔥 But it's true Rus63 upcoming silver-aero winner

    Adib WasiAdib Wasi25 päivää sitten
  • But bro what about now ?! Still W12 doesn't give something worth.....!

    Adib WasiAdib Wasi25 päivää sitten
  • The issue with not having Hamilton in 2021 would be that, although Russell could potentially win a championship in a dominant car like Mercedes, having Lewis in the seat provides an important level of off track expertise and consistency that could be crucial to developing the 2022 car

    Joel HitchensJoel HitchensUukausi sitten
  • While a lot of people here saying just hire russell ppl forget how spa vs shakhir 2020 fold out. Hamilton can make his own decision to stay out with the tyres. Plus as a team Mercedes need to calculate the probability of points to make them WC Championship. If bottas can step up, hiring russel is a sensible move. 2021 is tne proving ground for bottas.

    andi fachriandi fachriUukausi sitten
  • Cant wait until you do this on all other drivers. Lets see if really this is not about bad press for Lewis again

    TheChannelTheChannelUukausi sitten
  • No Mercedes Doesn't, it's about Team ! Not individuals, It's an overpriced spread, Vettel took a cut to regroup, and I wish him the best with Aston Martin, Mercedes Benz is one of the top selling cars on the street,? It was the whole team that made it happen. Not one person? Or politics! So everyone needs to move on ! And we the Fans can Love F1 again, and so will all of you...👍🍾🥂🏎🏎 ...😎🌵🇺🇸🇮🇹

    Gary PecoraroGary PecoraroUukausi sitten
  • You seems to have missed the most important point. F1 is showbiz, far more than it is sport, and Mercedes is NOT a racing team primarily unlike most of its competitors. Mercedes makes its money from selling road cars. The brand had an image problem in that it was generally regarded as an old man's car, or a taxi. Lewis has made the brand aspirational for a demographic who would not have considered it a few years ago. No other driver in any motor sport has the following to to that. George Russell is an excellent driver, and may well be the Lewis Hamilton of the future, but Mercedes needs to sell cars today and tomorrow, not just in five or ten years time.

    plrndlplrndlUukausi sitten
  • He’s worth it

    Thedudeabides803Thedudeabides803Uukausi sitten
  • Martin whitmarsh and McLaren didn't think they needed Hamilton either because they had Button just look how that turned out.🤣🤣🤣

    Panache AutomotivePanache AutomotiveUukausi sitten
  • What are you people talking about? The anti Hamilton arsholes are out in force. Yes they need Lewis, yes they must therefore pay him what he is worth, while GR is no doubt an excellent driver and a future WC, he has years to develop the kind of consistency and point scoring ability that is a given in a seven times world champion.

    John MorrisJohn MorrisUukausi sitten
  • Easy: NO! Thanks to the thing i hate of f1: the car is 90% driver 10 unlike motogp where there were 9 different winners from A to B teams and even C teams. I think Hamilton is a great driver but if there would’ve been someone else in his seat who would have been able to beat Rosberg or Bottas, he would be a 6x time champ. Or rosberg 7x time champ

    SA BSA BUukausi sitten
  • didn't see it yet, just answering: yes look how much shumacher means to ferrari, if hamilton gets the 8 title would be a life long advertising, the first black man in such a racist sport, he's story will be telled in schools

    João Pedro BoldriniJoão Pedro BoldriniUukausi sitten
  • Do they need him? No. Do they need him in 2022? Potentially, but are they willing to risk pitting a 38 year old against Max Vertappen if Redbull end up developing an equally as fast, or even faster car in 2022? Probably not. Will Hamilton risk his legacy by staying beyond 2021 when there is a very real risk of Mercedes losing the dominance they have enjoyed since 2014? Not on your nelly.

    Ben BenboiBen Benboi2 kuukautta sitten
  • I don't think that Hamilton played an important role in 2013. The case of McLaren or Ferrari in 2009 is a good example showing that spending efforts for the following year late cost a fight for the championship (very slow at the beginning, winning races at the end of the season). At the end of 2014, Mercedes remained clearly dominant and that was mainly thanks to the engine.

    Dry BonesDry Bones2 kuukautta sitten
  • I love the haters in this comments section. It's hilarious

    Mwi OMwi O2 kuukautta sitten
  • They would have won in 2017 and 2018 irrespective, be honest

    Cheslyn WessonCheslyn Wesson2 kuukautta sitten
  • If Mercedes doesn’t need Lewis and it’s all about their car and any driver can be champion in that car, what are they waiting for? Mercedes is a rich and big team and you know they can buy out any driver. You mentioned George, Mercedes knows he lacks experience as you did say why would they want to put him as a driver when he could not beat Bottas and came 9th in the championship car? George needs to do what Lewis did to Mercedes when Lewis joined it. I remember how Jenson won at McLaren when Lewis was his teammate he had a better and mature way of driving and handling the car, the rest of the young one like Max, Charles etc just drive and destroy the car to prove they are great and give the viewers a show at the expense of the car reliability. Second Mercedes can afford to pay Lewis, Lewis is British we love a good bargain and we gamble or take our chances that’s us. As you know we are all working with rumours and speculations, I think if there is any issues with the contract it would be it’s duration and He might have signed already as you know he has a good relationship with Toto.

    Ehimen OseghaleEhimen Oseghale2 kuukautta sitten
  • I find it curious that Hamilton still isn't signed! Why doesn't he just sign for a year or so, get that 8th championship, then call it a day in F1?

    Marky MarkMarky Mark2 kuukautta sitten
    • Interesting, I think it is just a case of dotting the i's and crossing the t's by now! I reckon it will be at least 2 years though!

      Behind The DriveBehind The Drive2 kuukautta sitten
  • mercedes could get literally anyone on the f1 grid and either they or bottas would win . but hamilton is worth more in marketing and sponsorship than his fee so everyone keeps the hype train going

    Annihilation MaximizationAnnihilation Maximization2 kuukautta sitten
  • It’s the driver not the car

    Jah BeeJah Bee2 kuukautta sitten
  • A true champion would try his hand at driving in a different team. Not going to happen with this SIR as he would be shown up as an average driver. AS I have stated before, Best Team , Best Car , Best Technical Support , Unlimited Finance , and George Russell proved HE can be as fast as anybody in the Mercedes .Hamilton is overpaid and its all about him. "Look at Me Look at Me " thats him all over.

    Jim LightJim Light2 kuukautta sitten
  • Why would Mercedes take the risk of putting an inexperienced George Russell in that car when they know Hamilton will deliver the continued consistency he has throughout his career that has won them seven world championships. 2021 may be a foregone conclusion, but 2022 isn't. I completely agree it is 2022 that may test Mercedes and when they will need Hamilton's experience and input. I would say that Mercedes need Hamilton more than he needs Mercedes. And for F1 limiting drivers' salaries and budgets, where does that happen in any other business? It is not drivers and teams that need to be controlled, it is the FIA itself, for it is they that are ruining this sport.

    Paul HowePaul Howe2 kuukautta sitten
  • No lol they just need a driver more consistent than Bottas and they got it easily. George Russell could easily replace Hamilton at Mercedes, Max could, Charles could, he’ll even Kimi could tbh and the iceman would win more championships😂

    Spiffy TuberSpiffy Tuber2 kuukautta sitten
  • Mercedes Era are too dominant than the Redbull Era, they can get 1 and 2 very easy in the championship. The answer is very clear.

    Jasmine ChanJasmine Chan2 kuukautta sitten
  • Of course Mercedes don't need him, silly question.

    DE EDE E2 kuukautta sitten
  • As a threat? Lewis was statistically way better than Rosberg he was no threat to Lewis. Alonso wasn't either and Lewis was a Rookie. Lewis is absolutely not afraid of anyone as a teamate. Stop trying to make it seem as if he is for likes.

    SonzillaGTRSonzillaGTR2 kuukautta sitten
  • Use be crazy to think can replace hamilton . Especially only after one good 58 second a lap Russel . people fast to forget Lewis what he's capable of of a session and one decent performance from Russel people stupid

    Sam DavidSam David2 kuukautta sitten
  • Get rid of the asshole!

    Joseph NascaJoseph Nasca2 kuukautta sitten
  • Ironically, at the beginning of the turbo hybrid era - they didn’t need him as their gap over the field was astonishing. Now however, that gap is closing, and so consistent results are more important.

    Jake MJake M2 kuukautta sitten
    • Untrue they took his inputs on how he wanted the car to drive and took it from there. The reason of the reason why Lewis left and McLaren failed after he left is Whitmarsh wanted to guide the car under Buttons development.

      Panache AutomotivePanache AutomotiveUukausi sitten
    • @Jake M It's not as cut 'n' dry as that me boy. For starters, Nico was far better than Bottas is. For luncheon, Mercedes suffered some terrible luck in 2020 on Bottas' side of the garage. For dinner, Mercedes were so unbelievably far ahead in 2020 that they completely took their foot off the gas about half way through the season to better prepare for 2021. The gap in qualifying was a second, consistently, for the majority of the 2020 season and up until they stopped development. If that is what a 'closing of the gap' looks like then I don't want it. :'D P.S. there were only 17 races in 2020. You can safely assume that had there been another two races to match the 19 of 2014, then Mercedes would have won both (50 Points), and finished at least 2nd and 3rd with Bottas (33 points). 50 + 33 = 83, and 83 + 573 = 656. Remove a touch of bad luck and poor performance from Bottas and you have your 701, at least.

      Ben BenboiBen Benboi2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Ben Benboi 2014 Mercedes 701 points from 19 races. 2020 Mercedes 573 points from 18 races.

      Jake MJake M2 kuukautta sitten
    • Sorry but that's just not true, at all. Last year their advantage was as large as it has ever been. This year I fully expect them to be well ahead of the rest for the 8th year in a row.

      Ben BenboiBen Benboi2 kuukautta sitten
  • I think Lewis played a big part on this dominance to begin with so one could say that it is "easy" to win in a car like this but they would have not got the car without Lewis I think.

    Ádám BlazevicÁdám Blazevic2 kuukautta sitten
  • George Russell might be a good driver BUT great and consistence results is what Lewis 44 will give. Just STOP hating, Lewis is what the team needs.

    Amaru TAmaru T2 kuukautta sitten
  • If they have the money they will pay it is the reality I would think, personally I would give George or Lando norris the seat as these lads are the future of F1 as are Max and Charles, then use the balance if available for upgrades and ongoing development to stay at top of the tree and lets face it mercedes will be one of the main engine suppliers, so lets supply inferior engines to the other teams to ensure stay at top lol ( i am sure that would not happen obviously) but you cannot tell me the mercedes team engine does not have additional mapping that the others do not have to ensure higher revs, more torque, more everything!! If they were all the same perhaps the racing might be closer, rather than continual catch up from the rest. lewis is at the top of his game and obviously he will push for the best deal he can get to fund retirement when it comes, thats human nature or a good manager lol

    rodger costellorodger costello2 kuukautta sitten
  • Lol he bs too much with BLM, we are talking mercedes here.

    nicolas mnicolas m2 kuukautta sitten
  • Great content well presented but there is more to a contract that just years of service and salary. Lewis is a brand and has other thing outside of F1 going on and usually it's the small but technical details that needs ironing out

    Bake SoupBake Soup2 kuukautta sitten
  • If you saw Russel driving that Mercedes car when he replaced Hamilton, you have your answer. Nothing else needs to be said.

    Darko SolaDarko Sola2 kuukautta sitten
  • Great vid again Agree with your summary but I dislike Hamilton so bring on George Russell

    EliteSupps WaggaEliteSupps Wagga2 kuukautta sitten
  • Alonso never beat Hamilton over a season (not saying he wasn't a hard team mate, they tied), but Jenson Button is the only other driver to beat Hamilton over a season

    Jamie KirklandJamie Kirkland2 kuukautta sitten
  • If Lewis really wants to prove himself then he should swap seats with George russel and then try to do well in a Williams Read more 👉 #clickreadmore

    HallieHallie2 kuukautta sitten
  • Does Merc need Sir Lewis one word YES

    Nicholas ReasonNicholas Reason2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hamilton scared of Russel LUL

    OmicronOmicron2 kuukautta sitten
  • Let him go and make F! exciting again

    Patrick TerrettPatrick Terrett2 kuukautta sitten
  • LH is not bigger than Mercedes. If he loves the sport, he shouldn’t be asking for too much. No matter how good you are, you can always be replaced.

    Drew PerezDrew Perez2 kuukautta sitten
  • Yes, but not at any price. If LH can't agree a sensible sum , then Mercedes should go with an alternative. The optics for MB of paying out for LH current demands given the COVID financial environment wouldn't look good.

    SJ Spode 114SJ Spode 1142 kuukautta sitten
  • Mercedes does need Hamilton but not as much as he thinks they do. They need 2 more years from him and that's it. Russell will be good enough to replace him fully for 2023 after spending a year as his team mate.

    Dingo DaveDingo Dave2 kuukautta sitten

    brian seagerbrian seager2 kuukautta sitten
  • Guess being a 7-time F1 champ entitles you to basically demand a higher salary, a cut from the team's winnings, a role beyond being a driver(does he mean part team owner?), & a Merc Hypercar, all during a pandemic with the hashtag "We Race As One".... Merc is better off with G.Russel for 2021.

    JCJC2 kuukautta sitten
  • Can’t stand the man

    Annie SydenhamAnnie Sydenham2 kuukautta sitten
  • Do you know the reason is money that the contract has not been signed or are you assuming?? And Lewis Hamilton also helped develop that car...

    Gregory WilliamsGregory Williams2 kuukautta sitten
  • No, nein, nee!!

    Peter JansmaPeter Jansma2 kuukautta sitten
  • Lewis Lamelton

    davidca96davidca962 kuukautta sitten
  • The fact he accepted peerage from what many see to be the most oppressive, colonialist regime in history responsible for causing most wars says a lot about his intelligence

    Geert MatthysGeert Matthys2 kuukautta sitten
  • why doesn't the greedy c swap seats with George

    Erik de KosterErik de Koster2 kuukautta sitten
  • Ask Mr. Kraft of the New England Patriots about losing the GOAT. What does not playing in the Super Bowl cost him? I would urge you not to underestimate the value of a proven performer. Mr. Hamilton is one of a kind and his value to the TM and for that matter the sport is hard to calculate.

    William PhelpsWilliam Phelps2 kuukautta sitten
  • In case Hamilton would be serious about creating a better world he would not be so eager to earns even more millions than he already has. Lewis: drive for free with a team that needs your experience!

    Dirk BurggraafDirk Burggraaf2 kuukautta sitten
    • Why does Bill Gates,Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos makes Billions and you never complain but make the Black man ask for his worth you complain about the money he wants to be rewarded as a 7 time world champion 🏆

      SaintybessSaintybess2 kuukautta sitten
  • Yes they need him. If Lewis is so overrated then why hasn’t bottas became a world champion? And don’t you think Mercedes should be loyal to lewis? He took a giant leap of faith coming to Mercedes in the first place. That took guts and that should be rewarded in my opinion

    Bryant McelroyBryant Mcelroy2 kuukautta sitten
  • The whole Russel saga speaks for itself. Merc can still win and saves heaps of $$$$.

    Kunja BrainKunja Brain2 kuukautta sitten
  • Stop the greed and egotistical approach.

    Deva ReddyDeva Reddy2 kuukautta sitten
  • F1 needs Russell in a competitive more than they need old champions.

    Andrea De MolinerAndrea De Moliner2 kuukautta sitten
  • Question for everyone. What if Russell replaces Hamilton and fails miserably. What Then?

    TheEarth1874TheEarth18742 kuukautta sitten
  • One more best and final offer. Pick the date and time for offer expirary and have Russell signed for one second later should Hamilton not sign. Enough is enough. If he wants something different or power, let him go elsewhere, or develop and see to the funding of his own team. He can then rob his own team for 30 mil per year. Hell. He'd fire himself for his own demands.

    Randy BowmanRandy Bowman2 kuukautta sitten
  • Very simple, No. My grandmother could get a podium in that car.

    brian jenningsbrian jennings2 kuukautta sitten
  • Ask George Russell 😊

    Sean SchwartzSean Schwartz2 kuukautta sitten
  • The short answer is yes, Mercedes does need Sir Hamilton like never before. Don't ask me why because you know exactly why unless if you are not been sincere.

    daniel robertdaniel robert2 kuukautta sitten
  • put anyone in that car and they will be world champion!

    captainsuds1captainsuds12 kuukautta sitten
  • George Russell...Go, take the seat. It’s your turn to be with the best team. Keep shining boy! Mercedes requires George Russell, that’s it.

    KHRN StarKHRN Star2 kuukautta sitten
  • Very dumb question! The numbers speak for themselves.....

    Chris SanchezChris Sanchez2 kuukautta sitten
  • just grab george !

    Adrian StealthAdrian Stealth2 kuukautta sitten
  • Not as much as they did. They've already won multiple constructors would another one be worth his salary bill? If the car is as good as the 2020 one, and the gap to the opposition is the same, then Bottas, or someone else, would still end up as champion at the end of the year in it.

    Jon ElsonJon Elson2 kuukautta sitten
  • Russell can do almost the same as Lewis. All he needs is more footroom and Microsoft powerpoint installed on his computer rather than $50m+bonuses and a couple of cars.

    Eddie TillerEddie Tiller2 kuukautta sitten
  • Lewis need to Go. Make way for George Russel.....👏👏

    Marius MaraisMarius Marais2 kuukautta sitten
  • No they do not! Take Russel, he diserves it.

    Nicole De GrootNicole De Groot2 kuukautta sitten
  • This team will definitely not go well without Hamilton. .

    Julio DefreitasJulio Defreitas2 kuukautta sitten
  • no they don't need him and morally cant pay him as they cutting own employees and Hamilton need understand din world with pandemic his demands is outrages and stupid and show how selfish is he .

    Marcel MMarcel M2 kuukautta sitten
  • If Lewis really wants to prove himself then he should swap seats with George russel and then try to do well in a Williams

    Jack CoupJack Coup2 kuukautta sitten
    • Prove himself? Is seven time world champion not proof enough for you? Everyone thought Hamilton was mad for leaving Mclaren. He proved everyone wrong.

      casestudy26casestudy262 kuukautta sitten
  • Everyone in this comment section hates Lewis and it's disgusting. Well, I am here to tell you that he's GREAT, undoubtedly so. Mercedes needs him as much as he needs Mercedes. and believe me when I say if Lewis were to drive Max's RB16, he would have bagged the championship.

    Keanes EllyKeanes Elly2 kuukautta sitten
  • Mercedes, is a Brawn warmed over.

    Dominic SalvatoDominic Salvato2 kuukautta sitten
  • You guys are smoking Crack again and again.. Rule reset 2022 any teams could be a front runner. Ferrari during early 2000-04, Renault during 05-06, redbull during 2010-13. No they don't need Lewis.

    Pao XiongPao Xiong2 kuukautta sitten
  • Ok, say it is a given Mercedes have an absolute monster of a car again for 2021 and win their 8th constructors title in a row. Stick George Russell in the car, he has a good chance of winning the championship, but specifically focusing on the history side and the fame and glory, having Lewis take his 8th drivers title with his background and where he came from and how he defied the odds of getting into F1 not being white etc and taking every record in the book with merc will go down in history as the greatest team and racing driver that ever raced in F1 before the regulation changes in 2022 change things up (possibly). I think what Hamilton and Merc need each other for the most is to cement their legacy, dynasty and rule over F1 in the turbo hybrid era. I love Lewis, he’s the reason I truly fell in love with him and F1 as a sport when I sat watching my first full Grand Prix all the way through on the tv during the final race at Brazil in 2008. Lewis certainly does not need to race anymore he’s done it all but win more championships than Michael. It really depends on how serious Mercedes and Lewis are about re writing the history books to probably never be repeated again.

    Double Dog Sportfishing teamDouble Dog Sportfishing team2 kuukautta sitten
    • I think it is near enough guaranteed that Lewis can win championship number 8. Which would really put him at the top in near enough every metric you could look at. It would be huge! So, I'm sure it will happen soon enough! Thanks for watching!

      Behind The DriveBehind The Drive2 kuukautta sitten
  • George Russell proved a LOT . . . of nothing. Had a great qualification where Bottas was giving him tows and he didn’t gave Bottas tows when Hamilton does. And scored what? 3 or 2 points in the race? Always something happens. He has yet to score a single point for Williams after two seasons. Great talented drivers wildly overachieve from the start. The only top driver that didn’t impress in the first season was Alonso, but his second season was outstanding. Could be a good guy, but as driver, Russell has to prove something, before talking about him replacing Hamilton. In best case, he could MAYBE replace Bottas. Excellent in qualification, but a lot of mistakes and bad luck in races.

    TheGreatLocoTheGreatLoco2 kuukautta sitten
    • I think you can impress in that Williams and not score points. Sure, the points will come with time and yes Russell has made a number of mistakes. But during the Sakhir GP he was leading comfortably and able to manage the race. It wasn't his fault that he ended up dropping down the order, and even when he did he came back rapidly! So while I don't think he is at the level of Lewis just yet, I think we'll see him in the second seat very soon! Thanks for watching!

      Behind The DriveBehind The Drive2 kuukautta sitten
  • Nope 😎🤘

    Gerry DGerry D2 kuukautta sitten
  • No matter how good he is , he ain’t worth that !!! Ffs 🙈🙄

    Paul RothwellPaul Rothwell2 kuukautta sitten
  • In the wet theres not a lot that catch him his failure is that no one wants to here his brand of politics been dragged into the sport

    Robert SmartRobert Smart2 kuukautta sitten
  • No!

    ApexjuhaApexjuha2 kuukautta sitten
  • Let's really call it here. The REAL elephant in the room appeared when Lewis Hamilton joined Formula 1 ! Make of that what you will.

    Andy GeeAndy Gee2 kuukautta sitten
  • Mercedes are a multi, multi billion dollar corporation. PAY THE MAN!

    Andy GeeAndy Gee2 kuukautta sitten
  • fans are the one who thinks Mercedes doesn't need him. the team themselves kept negotiating with him as they needed him for another title challenge. fans are the one that disagrees, but the whole F1 paddock knew he's worth it. F1 nowadays is not longer like those days where raw pace is the main advantage. today, F1 is more about intelligence, how you manage your car, tyres with limitations on the engine and gearbox usage. the team needs a driver who understand about the system in the car and they can push the car exceeding to their limits. that's what Hamilton had been doing, where Valtteri failed.

    Hafidz GaribHafidz Garib2 kuukautta sitten
  • You guys are amazing where's the analytical criticism on Schumacher's reign, Mason, Senna and all of the greatest drivers? Has any driver ever dominated from a second or third rate car? Your mindsets...that is your beliefs, biases, and hatred towards Lewis are simply revealed and projected here..?WOW!!!

    Agatha AgathaAgatha Agatha2 kuukautta sitten
  • they don't need his bull shit BLM politics. I as many are tired see that crap.

    TimazTimaz2 kuukautta sitten
    • Bullshit for you just imagine being Black and tired of facing racist people and racism daily all your life who feels it knows

      SaintybessSaintybess2 kuukautta sitten
  • hamilton is an exceptional driver, but there are other exceptional drivers that would win in that car, see russel's performance a few months ago

    Mike AshfordMike Ashford2 kuukautta sitten
    • @Ehimen Oseghale remember that he had a puncture

      Phạm Lê VinhPhạm Lê VinhUukausi sitten
    • Oh I'm sure he can win races but can he win them back to back to get the tittle because those are two very different things but then again he didn't win the race so that speaks even more.

      Leo ZaneLeo Zane2 kuukautta sitten
    • But Russell didn’t win in the car thus he came 9th, not a good performance considering Max and Charles were not in it.

      Ehimen OseghaleEhimen Oseghale2 kuukautta sitten
  • Wanting to do something and being born to do something are completely different things. Any one in this comment section, if given the chance at ur dream job u will put ur all in that's what George did. I wonder in years to come let say when he replaces Bottas and gets chewed up even worst than Bottas by Lewis what are folks goin to say now, he lacks experience.

    Eugene JosephEugene Joseph2 kuukautta sitten
  • Mercedes dont need lewis to win this or next year, but if they still want to be winning after that then yes they do. There is no argument to his worth as its his ability to out dive the car all race & all season that enables the team to start on next years car & that's what gives them the edge every year. There is also so much on the car that the drivers are responsible for. Yes the brains made it happen but it was drivers who requested if a system could be developed & 9 months later we have DAS on an f1 car.

    Chris SearleChris Searle2 kuukautta sitten
  • Mclaren asked themselves the same question in 2012 and; they obliged Hamilton to take a pay cut. He left for Mercedes. How's it working out for Mclaren? They've not won a race since!

    Desmond RobertsDesmond Roberts2 kuukautta sitten
  • No drive at the moment brings the Charisma, world wide publicity that Lewis brings, Lewis is a star of the sport.....stop envying and jealousying his success and that is all it is

    Agatha AgathaAgatha Agatha2 kuukautta sitten
  • Give Russell the chance he deserves I'm pretty sure any drive on the grid or even from f2 cud challenge for the title in a Mercedes

    Fergal HopkinsFergal Hopkins2 kuukautta sitten
  • Russel could drive the Mercedes for 5 times cheaper.... sure but how many crashes behind the safety car he would likely have and at what cost to the team; all the hype given to Russel May lead to his delay in becoming a better driver. Too much EGO, not enough ability/experience to be consistent. Wait your turn, you’ll be better for it.

    Jameel AliJameel Ali2 kuukautta sitten
  • yes

    Alen GreenAlen Green2 kuukautta sitten
  • For his accomplishments and skills with the 2020 best car, he is Worth his money....but if he was being greedy then , no. But if Mercedes is being greedy and only want the wins and don't car about Lewis Hamilton accolades then to them, no. All drivers and teams and staff deserve to be treated fairly.

    TheKingkinggTheKingkingg2 kuukautta sitten