What Mercedes did in 2021 to help Lewis Hamilton overtake Max Verstappen for the new season

A former F1 driver believes he has spotted a trend from last season that could give Hamilton and Mercedes an edge over their rivals.

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Lewis Hamilton refuses to let the controversial end of 2021 season ‘define’ his career

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton has been supported to eliminate competition from Red Bull during the next season by a former Formula 1 drivers believe the Silver Arrows’ actions in 2021 could give them an edge this year.

Hamilton missed out on the driver’s title for the first time since 2016, when Max Verstappen snatch the glory from him in a highly controversial race at Abu Dhabi in December.

While Mercedes appeared upset by that result, they can at least console themselves with the championship trophy for the eighth year in a row.

As well as holding its own unique position on that leaderboard, Mercedes hopes to reclaim the driver’s title once more in 2022 and once again establish itself as the dominating force in all competitions. F1’s uniform.

Former racer and current Sky Sports pundit Johnny Herbert supported them to do exactly that, claiming that Toto Wolff Their team may have an edge over their Red Bull rivals.

Lewis Hamilton will want his title back in 2022


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As he explains, the Silver Arrows could have saved their big upgrades for 2022 – the opposite of what Red Bull is doing as they’ve given Verstappen every weapon possible in their title push. he.

“I think Mercedes did a great job last year, because the budget cap was in effect,” Herbert said.

“Last year, they didn’t spend that much – I think their big upgrade was at Silverstone, while Red Bull seems to be doing more or less every race we’ve been in.

“So there will probably be a budget push towards what [Mercedes] will be done this year.

“Mercedes – I think it could happen again for Lewis.”

Herbert’s request came after Hamilton admits for the first time that he is seriously considering retirement after his painful defeat in Abu Dhabi.

Rumors swirled around his F1 future for weeks as Mercedes chief Wolff admitted his star driver was “disillusioned” by missing out on the title through no fault of his own.

Max Verstappen will defend his title in 2022


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Hamilton has been confirmed to return in 2022, but admits he has given real thought to calling it a date.

“Naturally, I think that at the end of any season, maybe for people my age, of course you’re thinking about the future,” he said.

“What are the next steps you’re thinking about? What’s the right step for you to take and what’s the right step for you in terms of overall happiness?

“So I always evaluate all my options.”

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