Fans all over the world are hoping that Lewis Hamilton finally comes out of the closest to answer his retirement rumours. With the mockery of Abu Dhabi GP still seeming to hurt the seven-time world champion, Mercedes might have planned a plan B, only if the Brit decided to take the unfortunate step before the start of 2022 season. The Judge 13 revealed that it could be Esteban Ocon who could be securing a seat if not for Hamilton.
With scenes of the 2021 season finale still being spoken off and fresh as they are, Hamilton had everything in his control until Michael Masi decided to roll the dice as per his whims. Max Verstappen, who gave the ace Mercedes driver some stiff competition, took great advantage of his position only to take over the center stage in a 1-lap sprint race. Moreover, according to the latest rumours in the press, Gasly the priority. as per TJ13, it is actually Esteban Ocon in the hot seat.
Mercedes seeking plan B involving Esteban Ocon to replace Lewis Hamilton
“Of course, you lose faith because you can’t understand what has just happened,” said Toto Wolff recently, leaving the future of the seven-time world champion in doubt. “Lewis Hamilton surely has as many reasons to stop as to continue. He has taken a big blow to the head mentally, but it would be really sad if he wasn’t here this season.”
Safe to say, there seems to be a position which is pushing Mercedes to work on a plan B. Indeed, the German team could well start the season with a brand-new pair of drivers, as George Russell has already replaced Valtteri Bottas, and Lewis Hamilton could therefore free up the most coveted seat in F1.
Having said that, will Lewis Hamilton give himself a chance to shatter the world-record before hanging his gloves? Or will we witness an unfortunate end to a great legacy?