British driver Lewis Hamilton is in for a record seventh world championship. The F1 star, who has already won six in his career, would rise with his next milestone alongside the legendary Michael Schumacher.
And if, during the still-awaiting, shrinking season, the Mercedes driver does not redeem this title for himself, it will be in the colors of the Italian stable Ferrari. At least that’s what former F1 boss Eddie Jordan believes.
- Lewis will switch to Ferrari. Only Italians can pay his salary, and they know he’s worth it, Jordan commented in an interview with F1-insider.com.
- (Max) Verstappen stays with Red Bull and tries to defeat Lewis. But it’s going to be really hard, Jordan adds.
Speculation of Hamilton’s future hits the juicy seam from the perspective of the second title in the second series, Sebastian Vettel.
The German driver’s contract with Ferrari is coming to an end after this year, and rumors of his situation have fluttered hotly.
Charles Leclerc and Vettel, who hold the second driver’s seat at Ferrari, don’t seem to fit in the same stable.
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- Unlike Lewis Hamilton, I don't know Vettel very well, but I don't think he has any choice but to switch to McLaren. His Ferrari train is already a long way off, Jordan continued to speculate.
Eddie Jordan sees clear options for Vettel and Hamilton. Former F1 boss photographed in Silverstone in 2019.
Photo: Matthew Childs / Reuters
Jordan is known to have weight behind his words. Among other things, he predicted Schumacher’s sensational return to Mercedes in 2009, F1-Insider writes.
Jordan was also a team boss when Schumacher made his debut in the German stable in the 1991 season and has, at least since then, accumulated a cult reputation in the series.
In the same interview, Jordan also spoke extensively about the future plans for a successful Mercedes, according to which the team would withdraw from the F1 series as a competitor and move to mere engine production.
McLaren and Mercedes announced last fall that they will return together in 2021.
- In the future, Ferrari, Red Bull and probably McLaren-Mercedes will be the mainstays of the F1 series, Jordan shared his views.
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The F1 season is still waiting to begin.
Currently, the opening race of the season will be held by the Austrian GP, who is scheduled to run on the Spielberg track on July 5th. F1 has announced that it will try to get the season run with 15-18 in the race.
According to Crash.net, during the upcoming GP weekends, the garage staff in the stables is likely to be reduced. Corona flow tests would be performed on each staff every 48 hours.