According to Sir. Jackie Stewart, a three-time F1 champion himself, Lewis Hamilton is currently having some serious issues that are holding him back from becoming F1 champion again.
“First and foremost, Lewis is one of the best drivers in Formula 1, but the truth is that he has raced for Mercedes for the past ten years, for a team that has had almost no competition,” Stewart told Germany’s Bild ‘. “Lewis’s only real challenge came from his own teammates. Until 2016 he always triumphed during those duels.”
“Then he lost the battle with Nico Rosberg. With all due respect, he is a good driver but not the most talented in the world.”
“Rosberg was just hungry, he definitely wanted to be world champion. Lewis isn’t so hungry anymore. Because of that, and because the car isn’t that good anymore, it really has a serious problem.”
According to Stewart, Lewis Hamilton can indeed fight for victories again and become world champion again, but according to him that will depend on the car that Mercedes manages to build.
“It depends on Mercedes,” said Stewart. “It’s not impossible but I still don’t think he will succeed.”