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The historic clues that offer hints of Hamilton’s next move Prime

The historic clues that offer hints of Hamilton’s next move

OPINION: Uncertainty over Lewis Hamilton's future has persisted since the race direction call that denied him an eighth world title in Abu Dhabi last month. But while walking away would be understandable, Hamilton has time and again responded well in the face of adversity and possesses all the tools needed to bounce back stronger than ever

Villeneuve: Hamilton must “be aggressive” to reclaim F1 world title

Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Lewis Hamilton must get over his disappointment of losing the 2021 title to Max Verstappen and “be aggressive” to claim it back.

New FIA president confident Hamilton won’t walk away from F1
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New FIA president confident Hamilton won’t walk away from F1

Newly-elected FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem feels confident Lewis Hamilton will not walk away from Formula 1 after his controversial title defeat in Abu Dhabi last month.

What could Mercedes Plan B look like if Hamilton quits F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff’s admission that Lewis Hamilton was ‘disillusioned’ by the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has served to fuel speculation about the seven-time champion’s Formula 1 future.

Sulayem: "No forgiveness" if Hamilton breached FIA gala rules
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Sulayem: "No forgiveness" if Hamilton breached FIA gala rules

New FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem says Lewis Hamilton can be given "no forgiveness" if he is found to have breached Formula 1's rules in missing the annual prize-giving gala.

Verstappen: No reason for "disillusioned" Hamilton to quit F1

World champion Max Verstappen believes that Lewis Hamilton should use his achievements in Formula 1 as motivation to continue in the sport, amid uncertainty about his future.

Mercedes hopes "disillusioned" Hamilton doesn't walk from F1
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Mercedes hopes "disillusioned" Hamilton doesn't walk from F1

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff hopes Lewis Hamilton doesn't walk away from Formula 1, after the two were left "disillusioned" following the highly contentious Abu Dhabi Grand Prix finale.

Hamilton, Wolff won't attend FIA prize-giving gala

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff will miss this evening's FIA prize-giving gala, amid their ongoing anger at the events of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton receives knighthood in ceremony at Windsor Castle

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been officially knighted in a ceremony on Wednesday.

Verstappen felt for Hamilton over nature of F1 title loss Abu Dhabi GP
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Verstappen felt for Hamilton over nature of F1 title loss

Max Verstappen has admitted that he did feel some sympathy for Lewis Hamilton about the way the Formula 1 world championship was decided at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton congratulates Verstappen after "most difficult of F1 seasons"

Lewis Hamilton has congratulated Max Verstappen on beating him to the 2021 Formula 1 world championship in dramatic conditions after what he called "the most difficult of seasons".

Hamilton: "No answer" to Verstappen F1 pace in Abu Dhabi qualifying

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he had no answer to Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen’s blistering pace in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton feels "a million times better" than 2016 F1 title showdown

Lewis Hamilton feels "a million times better" going into his 2021 Formula 1 title decider against Max Verstappen than he did in 2016 against former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton, Verstappen back "enjoyable" Abu Dhabi F1 track changes Abu Dhabi GP
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Hamilton, Verstappen back "enjoyable" Abu Dhabi F1 track changes

Both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have given positive reviews of the Yas Marina Circuit changes ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 title decider in Abu Dhabi.

Sainz: F1 fans "too polarised" as title battle reaches climax

Carlos Sainz says Formula 1 fans have become too polarised as the title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen reaches its climax.

Verstappen: My views on Mercedes/Hamilton have changed for the worse Abu Dhabi GP
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Verstappen: My views on Mercedes/Hamilton have changed for the worse

Max Verstappen says his opinion of Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes Formula 1 team have changed this year – and not for the better.

Hamilton hopes “everyone wants to do it in the right way” in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi GP
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Hamilton hopes “everyone wants to do it in the right way” in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton hopes the Formula 1 world title fight plays out in “the right way” ahead of his showdown at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with rival Max Verstappen.

What we learned from Verstappen and Hamilton's F1 head-to-head before finale

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton were scheduled together for the final round of pre-weekend press conferences ahead of the Formula 1 title finale. But what did we learn from their conference room tete-a-tete? Here's how it went down.

Masi warns F1 title rivals of possible points deduction in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi GP
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Masi warns F1 title rivals of possible points deduction in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has reminded teams and drivers that any unsporting conduct at the Abu Dhabi season finale could result in a championship points deduction.

Hamilton can be "very wily" in F1 track battles, says Horner
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Hamilton can be "very wily" in F1 track battles, says Horner

Lewis Hamilton can be "very wily" in his approach to racing, reckons Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner.

Ricciardo: Verstappen-Hamilton F1 title showdown a "dream scenario"
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Ricciardo: Verstappen-Hamilton F1 title showdown a "dream scenario"

Daniel Ricciardo says Formula 1 has a “dream scenario” with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton tied on points heading into the Abu Dhabi championship showdown.

How Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton can win F1 2021 title

The Formula 1 world championship has gone down to the wire on 29 occasions in its 71 years. This weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix shootout between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will make that 30 at the end of one of the most dramatic and controversial seasons in F1 history.

Hamilton: Consensus on F1 overtaking rules "doesn't apply to one of us"

Lewis Hamilton has suggested there is only one Formula 1 driver who doesn't understand they cannot overtake off track, after the latest clashes between himself and Max Verstappen in Saudi Arabia.

Hamilton may have given up fastest lap if he saw wing damage

Mercedes reckons Lewis Hamilton may not have risked going for fastest lap in Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix if he knew how damaged his front wing was.

Hamilton confused by 'sudden' Verstappen braking in Turn 27 incident

Lewis Hamilton says he doesn't understand why Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen braked "suddenly" in their messy on-track battle in the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Mazepin didn’t want FP3 incident to impact Hamilton’s F1 title bid Saudi Arabia GP
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Mazepin didn’t want FP3 incident to impact Hamilton’s F1 title bid

Nikita Mazepin did not want the impeding incident in Jeddah FP3 to impact Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 title chances, saying the Mercedes driver felt “very sorry” for what happened.

Hamilton: Red Bull F1 pace "something else" in Saudi qualifying Saudi Arabia GP
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Hamilton: Red Bull F1 pace "something else" in Saudi qualifying

Lewis Hamilton conceded the pace of Red Bull in qualifying for Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was ‘something else’, even though he managed to pull off a crucial pole position.

Hamilton distances himself from Kingspan F1 deal amid outcry Saudi Arabia GP
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Hamilton distances himself from Kingspan F1 deal amid outcry

Lewis Hamilton says the backlash over Mercedes' Formula 1 sponsorship deal with Kingspan was "news to me", but has been assured that Toto Wolff is "sorting it".

Hamilton reprimanded for Mazepin FP3 incident at Jeddah

Lewis Hamilton has been given a reprimand for impeding Haas' Nikita Mazepin during third free practice for Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with Mercedes handed a €25,000 fine.

Hamilton summoned for impeding and yellow flag breach in Jeddah FP3

Lewis Hamilton has been summoned by the stewards for two rule breaches in final Formula 1 practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, putting him at risk of a grid penalty.

Hamilton says F1 in "danger zone" over Jeddah circuit traffic

Lewis Hamilton believes the tricky traffic situation in Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has left drivers in the "danger zone".

Hamilton: Mercedes has "work to do" on one-lap F1 pace

Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes Formula 1 team still needs to work on its one-lap pace despite leading Friday practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Hamilton "more relaxed than ever" in Verstappen F1 title fight Saudi Arabia GP
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Hamilton "more relaxed than ever" in Verstappen F1 title fight

Lewis Hamilton says he feels “more relaxed than I’ve ever been” in a Formula 1 title battle ahead of his showdown with Max Verstappen in the final two races.

Hamilton not 'comfortable' in Saudi Arabia amid human rights issues

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he doesn't feel overly "comfortable" about racing in Saudi Arabia due to the country's human rights record, ahead of its inaugural Formula 1 grand prix.

Hill: 2021 ending in Hamilton/Verstappen crash "sad for F1"

Former Formula 1 world champion and Sky analyst Damon Hill says Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have an "obligation to be sporting" and says it would be "sad for F1" if the season ended in more controversy.

Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in F1 title battle - Brundle

Lewis Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in the latter part of the 2021 Formula 1 season, according to ex-F1 driver and TV pundit Martin Brundle.

Hamilton ready to help Russell become next British F1 champion
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Hamilton ready to help Russell become next British F1 champion

Lewis Hamilton says he is ready to step in and help George Russell become the next British Formula 1 world champion when they become teammates at Mercedes next season.

Hamilton: Wind tunnel gains mean no point in 2022 F1 car sim run

Lewis Hamilton says the rapid progress Mercedes is making in developing its 2022 Formula 1 car means there is no point in him trying it out in the simulator yet.

Hamilton: Mercedes F1 2021 car is a ‘monster diva’

Lewis Hamilton says difficulties Mercedes has faced perfecting the setup of its 2021 Formula 1 car have left him feeling it’s a bit of a ‘monster diva’.

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher Prime

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher

After winning his past few Formula 1 titles as a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit

Hamilton: I want to be the "purest" of F1 drivers
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Hamilton: I want to be the "purest" of F1 drivers

Lewis Hamilton thinks it essential he is the "purest" driver he can be, so there can be no doubts about his achievements in Formula 1.

Wolff: Interlagos F1 penalty brought out Hamilton's "superhero powers"

Toto Wolff believes the adversity Lewis Hamilton faced at Interlagos brought out his “superhero powers”, leading to back-to-back wins to shift momentum in the Formula 1 title fight.

Hamilton to use rainbow helmet livery in remaining F1 races

Lewis Hamilton will continue to wear his LGBTQ+ community-supporting rainbow helmet livery in the final races of Formula 1 2021, which are taking place in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

Loose screws triggered Hamilton’s Brazil F1 DRS exclusion

Mercedes has revealed that two loose screws were the cause of the DRS failure that triggered Lewis Hamilton’s exclusion from qualifying at Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton dismisses 'DAS 2' theories over F1 steering wheel movement

Lewis Hamilton has dismissed wild theories that his Mercedes Formula 1 team is running a secret ‘DAS 2’ system to help adjust its ride height.

Wolff: F1 right of review not about punishing Verstappen
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Wolff: F1 right of review not about punishing Verstappen

Mercedes says its decision to request a review of Max Verstappen’s driving at the Brazilian Grand Prix was more about understanding the rules of racing than getting the Dutchman punished.

Why Mercedes' right of review into Brazil F1 incident was denied
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Why Mercedes' right of review into Brazil F1 incident was denied

The Sao Paulo Grand Prix Formula 1 stewards denied Mercedes a right of review into Max Verstappen’s driving because they did not feel the new footage was sufficiently significant.

Hamilton feeling "a little bit slow" after Qatar F1 Friday practice Qatar GP
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Hamilton feeling "a little bit slow" after Qatar F1 Friday practice

Lewis Hamilton says he feels “a little bit slow” compared to the other Formula 1 front-runners after Friday’s practice running for the Qatar Grand Prix.

Montoya: Verstappen didn’t have intention of making Turn 4
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Montoya: Verstappen didn’t have intention of making Turn 4

Juan Pablo Montoya believes Max Verstappen intentionally ran wide in his Turn 4 clash with Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton and has questioned inconsistencies from the FIA.

Hamilton: Important for F1 to create scrutiny on human rights issues

Lewis Hamilton believes it is important for Formula 1 to create scrutiny around countries it races in with poor human rights records, saying it has previously been “ignorant” and “unconscious”.

Why Hamilton’s fresh Mercedes F1 engine was a game changer

The new power unit installed in Lewis Hamilton’s W12 at Formula 1’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix helped catapult the Brit to a memorable win. We take a look at the power gains a fresh unit provides, which helped Mercedes strike back.

FIA insists it isn’t being killjoy over seatbelt ruling

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi insists that the fine handed to Lewis Hamilton in Brazil for undoing his belts is not meant to stop drivers celebrating race victories.

Sainz: F1 gravel traps would have solved Verstappen-Hamilton incident

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz says that the Turn 4 incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in Brazil is the perfect example of why Formula 1 needs more gravel traps instead of its prevalent tarmac run-offs.

F1 stewards set date for Mercedes' new Verstappen/Hamilton evidence
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F1 stewards set date for Mercedes' new Verstappen/Hamilton evidence

The FIA has summoned Mercedes to a hearing on Thursday after the German manufacturer asked for a right to review over Max Verstappen's incident with Lewis Hamilton in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

How new tracks will impact the Verstappen-Hamilton F1 title fight Prime

How new tracks will impact the Verstappen-Hamilton F1 title fight

OPINION: For the first time since the mid-1980s, Formula 1 is closing out a season with two new races in a championship’s pivotal final three. Add in the changes at the Abu Dhabi finale and Mercedes and Red Bull suddenly have plenty of additional hurdles to cover before one finally triumphs in 2021’s thrilling title fight.

Ferrari: Hamilton's sprint race charge ends debate on F1 reverse grids
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Ferrari: Hamilton's sprint race charge ends debate on F1 reverse grids

Ferrari thinks there is now no debate that reverse grids could work for Formula 1’s sprint races, following Lewis Hamilton’s charge to victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Worn tyres triggered Turn 4 washout with Hamilton Brazilian GP
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Verstappen: Worn tyres triggered Turn 4 washout with Hamilton

Max Verstappen says worn tyres were the reason why he ran wide at Turn 4 during his defence against Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

How a Mercedes "Achilles' heel" cost Verstappen in Hamilton's masterclass

The qualifying exclusion which forced Lewis Hamilton to start from the back of the 2021 Interlagos sprint appeared to put Max Verstappen in the box seat for the Brazilian Grand Prix. But a common issue for Mercedes this year for once worked against the Red Bull ace, as Hamilton's rapid Mercedes stormed to a memorable comeback win

Hamilton fined over undoing seat belt on Brazil victory lap Brazilian GP
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Hamilton fined over undoing seat belt on Brazil victory lap

Lewis Hamilton has been hit with a fine for undoing his seatbelts on the cooldown lap following Sunday’s Formula 1 race at Interlagos.

Hamilton summoned over seat belt rules breach in Brazilian GP

Lewis Hamilton has been summoned to the stewards following his victory in Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix following a potential seat belt rules breach.