Lewis Hamilton may never win another record-breaking world title to avenge missing out to Max Verstappen in 2021, according to a new poll. Hamilton was leading until the closing stages in the season finale before a late race safety car scuppered his advantage.
Verstappen was able to stop for new soft tyres and passed Hamilton within a few corners of the restart to clinch his maiden crown. The FIA have since admitted human error was a factor after several cars were not able to un-lap themselves before the race went back to green flag conditions.
Hamilton has been backed by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff to still win another title which will surpass Michael Schumacher’s record of seven. However, fans have voiced their opinions with almost half believing Hamilton has no hope of winning the Drivers’ Championship ever again.
In an exclusive poll for Express Sport, 42.9 per cent of readers feel Hamilton will remain on seven world crowns for the rest of his F1 career.
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Wolff responded: “He will win races, he will race for championships, I think he absolutely has it in him. But maybe there’s another Lewis championship in between.”
Hamilton is expected to pen a new multi-year deal at the Silver Arrows in what could be his final contract in the sport. The seven-time champion even sparked rumours he could walk away from driving if he secures another crown.
He said: “I think retiring as a world champion is a dream that every athlete has – and so do I.”