F1 news LIVE: Lewis Hamilton future still ‘unclear’ with Sebastian Vettel tipped for Red Bull return

Sir Lewis Hamilton knighted days after losing out on record 8th F1 title

With the dust settled after an exhilarating 2021 F1 season, Lewis Hamilton’s future stays uncertain with no dedication yet from the seven-time world champ that he wishes to go back to unseat Max Verstappen after his first champion with Red Bull. The Mercedes star came unstuck versus the Dutchman in the questionable Abu Dhabi Grand Prix however has actually considering that stayed off the grid without a tip over his future in the sport.

Some doubtful choices from race director Michael Masi might stimulate modification in the sport, with Toto Wolff furious in the consequences of the motorists’ world title escaping from Mercedes. Nico Rosberg has actually just recently talked about the occasions that unfolded and Masi’s function: “It was good what they [the stewards] did in the incident at the beginning of the race, but actually there I think it went Lewis’ way and he should have let him past,” Rosberg informed Sky F1. “So it’s really one-one in terms of fundamental decisions during the race.”

In Other Places, Sebastian Vettel’s future has actually been talked about with Bernie Ecclestone promoting him for a go back to Red Bull to show he still has the speed to contend with the best motorists. Follow all the current news listed below.

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Completion of “preferential communications”?

Lord Peter Hain, the Vice-Chairman of the All Celebration Parliamentary Group on F1, has actually stated that “preferential communications” require to be stopped throughout races. He spoke with Express.co.uk.

Lord Hain included: “There has to be integrity all around. There can’t be preferential communications with certain teams rather than others. I think that’s the most important thing.”

This is as an outcome of the last race of the last F1 season and the consistent interactions in between race director Michael Masi and Christian Horner and Toto Wolff.

It has actually been argued that group employers can convince the F1 race director, and they shouldn’t be permitted to affect any choices.

Lord Hain concluded: “There must be no repeat of this.”

Toto Wolff attempting to get his point throughout to the race director

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Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 12:55

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Is F1 losing its fans?

According to Stefan Johansson, a great deal of individuals have actually enjoyed their last ever F1 race.

In his blog site, the previous F1 chauffeur stated: “I’ve had messages from so many people within the racing industry and they mostly say that was the last F1 race they will ever watch.”

This is plainly not a great try to find the sport and Johansson simply “wish[es] the season could have been decided in a fair way.”

Max Verstappen won the Champion in questionable style

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Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 12:39

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Gasly’s dissatisfaction…

Pierre Gasly has actually revealed his dissatisfaction about not being promoted to drive for Red Bull next season.

When speaking with Vehicle Motor und Sport, Gasly specified how he thought his efficiency necessitated a chance to represent Red Bull however he is yet to get the opportunity to go back to the organisation.

He is hoping that in 2023, when numerous motorists’ agreements end, he will have the ability to protect an agreement driving a much faster vehicle.

Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 12:14

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Vettel’s require modification

Vettel has actually likewise required modification when it pertains to how sustainable the sport is.

The Aston Martin chauffeur supported fellow racer Lewis Hamilton and required Formula 1 to make modifications, especially to how they take a trip and their ecological effect.

When speaking with Süddeutsche Zeitung, Vettel stated: “This [last] year, Formula One flew from Mexico City to São Paulo and then to Qatar within three weeks. That travel plan was not smart.”

Hamilton and Vettel need modification in F1

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Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 11:48

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Vettel’s require modification

Sebastian Vettel thinks F1 has some work to do in various locations of the sport.

Speaking with speedweek.com, Vettel discussed the significance of psychological health awareness. The German chauffeur stated: “I think mental health is just as important, if not more important, than physical health.”

Particularly in F1, the 34-year-old thinks, “there is still some catching up to do.”

Sebastian Vettel thinks Solution 1 requires to “catch up”

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Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 11:37

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F1 SOS…

DO IT YOURSELF SOS’ Nick Knowles is still having a hard time to forget the method the last Formula 1 season ended.

The television host tweeted out requesting anybody associated with the world of F1 to describe precisely what took place in last season’s last race.

It appears lots of people concur with Knowles as the tweet has nearly 10,000 likes.

The debate about how Max Verstappen won the title appears like it’ll never ever vanish.

Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 11:21

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George Russell gets a brand-new uniform…

George Russell takes a look at house in his brand-new work uniform.

The 23-year-old will be racing for Mercedes next season and has actually shared an image sporting his brand-new group equipment.

Russell is signing up with Mercedes from Williams and will be racing together with fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes vehicle.

Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 11:09

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Hamilton certainly returning?

According to The Times, Lewis Hamilton will be back racing come the start of next season.

There had actually been reports, as seen on Sky Sports, that Hamilton’s future in Solution 1 is uncertain however it would appear Mercedes are “increasingly confident” in their chauffeur going back to F1.

Hamilton will be trying to end up being the record holder for the most F1 champions after Max Verstappen beat him to the title last season.

Will we see Lewis Hamilton in an F1 vehicle next season? (Kamran Jebreili, Grupo / AP)

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Thomas Schlachter11 January 2022 10:54

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‘Kimi Raikkonen the last non-robotic driver in F1’

Bernie Ecclestone declares that Kimi Raikkonen was the last Formula 1 chauffeur that didn’t imitate a robotic.

“Kimi, as a person, is a super guy,” the Brit informed sport1.de.

“As a driver, he’s a race driver. He’s what you want: he races [and] doesn’t take an awful lot of notice of people. In fact, he gives them his opinion.”

In the 91-year-old’s viewpoint, there aren’t any other motorists rather like ‘The Iceman’ around today which he feels is an issue for the sport.

“There aren’t any Kimis today really, I don’t think. That’s the problem,” he continued.

“They’ve all become very, very much [like] a robot, listening and doing what they’re told, rather than doing what they think is the right thing to do.”

Jack Rathborn11 January 2022 10:33

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Lewis Hamilton’s F1 future still ‘unclear’

Lewis Hamilton’s future and participation in the 2022 F1 season is still uncertain.

That’s according to Sky Sports’ Craig Slater, with the Mercedes star still supposedly stewing over his squashing defeat for weeks.

“As we speak right now, I can tell you it is still unclear,” he stated on Sky Sports News.

“69 days to go to the first Grand Prix in Bahrain, I have heard from senior sources close to Lewis that whether or not he will be on the grid for the first race of the season is still unclear at this point.

“I’ve spoken to various individuals since who have had some contact with him. By and large they told me that they expected Lewis to be back to try and win an eighth world title in 2022.

“What they explained to me though was that even if he seemed to take it well on the night, it hit him very hard in subsequent days, what went on.”

Jack Rathborn11 January 2022 10:20

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.