We’ve heard very little from Toto Wolff or Lewis Hamilton since the stewards threw out their lawyers petty protests following the 2021 F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi – And it is certainly looking very likely now that Hamilton will never match Schumacher.
This is for a couple of possible reasons. Toto knew the FIA were never going to entertain a further appeal and so went out on the town and got hammered as the videos in certain publications reveal.
The second reason, as TJ13 wrote earlier this week, is because MercedesAMGF1 masters, Daimler Benz masters decided they did not want their multi-bullion brand car reputation dragging through the courts for the sake of an Austrian and a someone who has accused F1 of being racist.
Last night this statement was published by the FIA
“Following the presentation of a report regarding the sequence of events that took place following the incident on Lap 53 of the Grand Prix and in a constant drive for improvement, the FIA President proposed to the World Motor Sport Council that a detailed analysis and clarification exercise for the future with all relevant parties will now take place.
This matter will be discussed and addressed with all the teams and drivers to draw any lessons from this situation and clarity to be provided to the participants, media, and fans about the current regulations to preserve the competitive nature of our sport while ensuring the safety of the drivers and officials. It is not only Formula 1 that may benefit from this analysis, but also more generally all the other FIA circuit championships.
Following that presentation and an extensive discussion, the World Council has decided to unanimously support the President’s proposal.
The FIA will therefore do its utmost to have this in motion within the Formula 1 governance and will propose to the Formula 1 Commission to give a clear mandate for study and proposal to the Sporting Advisory Committee, with the support of Formula 1 drivers, so that any identified meaningful feedback and conclusions be made before the beginning of the 2022 season.”
Lewis Hamilton would do well to calm the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Hamfosi, whose tears at present are contributing to the ice cap melt and causing sea levels to dramatically rise.
The cold hard reality is Hamilton will never beat Schumacher’s record of five consecutive F1 titles, despite having arguably easily the most dominant F1 car in history.
Whether, Lewis will ever get an 8th F1 WDC hangs in the balance
Firstly, the British driver refused to sign his latest contract without the guarantee that Toto (woof) Wolff would remain as team principle – presumably to have is back in inter-team disputes. Wolff is disliked almost universally amongst the other teams’ senior members for his obsessive refusal to concede any ground that would make F1 more competitive and Mercedes less so.
What is certain is should Mercedes F1 produce another dominant machine in 2022, George Russell will understand this opportunity to win a WDC with the team could last but one year. So just as in the Rosberg era, he will refuse to play the Bottas supplicant role and fight Hamilton all the way.
This willl make Lewis life in more difficult than this year, and despite Perez ‘the beast’’s performance in Abu Dhabi, Max will remain the Red Bull F1 team’s number one priority.
The silence from both Wolff and Hamilton is deafening, both highly likely to be considering their positions following the legal route to dispute Max deserved F1 title being shut down on them.