Sebastian Vettel named as possible successor to Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes

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It is still not certain that Lewis Hamilton will return to Formula 1 in 2022. The Briton, who painfully lost the championship to Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi, has not been heard from for more than a month and that is worrying. for unrest in Britain.

According to Sky Sports and the BBC, Hamilton’s return will depend entirely on the FIA’s investigation into events in the final race of the 2021 season. Only if the Mercedes driver is satisfied with that analysis will he fight for his eighth title in 2022. If not, Ralf Schumacher knows the perfect successor for Hamilton: Sebastian Vettel.

The former Formula 1 driver, and brother of Michael Schumacher, says in conversation with the German Sky Deutschland that he sees the ideal replacement for Hamilton in Vettel. The Aston Martin driver won four world championships with Red Bull Racing between 2010 and 2013, so he knows exactly what it takes to become a champion, Schumacher believes.

“Vettel has experience, he has speed and knows how the Mercedes engine works. He actually even knows how the Mercedes car drives, because the Aston Martin is not that different from the concept of Mercedes.” says Ralph.

The six-time Grand Prix winner is also sure that Vettel would not pass up such an opportunity: “He will definitely take that. It is his biggest chance to compete again for the world championship. He has already shown that he still wants to win, that became clear last year.” so says Schumacher.

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