Lewis Hamilton urged to retire and avoid ‘going through all the ache’ of his struggles this season, by F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart… with seven-time world champion suggested to dangle up his racing gloves to ‘defend his legacy’
- Lewis Hamilton continues to wrestle behind the new era of drivers
- Mercedes driver sits 98 factors adrift of final 12 months’s title rival Max Verstappen
- He earned simply his second podium end of the 12 months in Canada on Sunday
Sir Jackie Stewart has urged Lewis Hamilton to retire from Formula One, as the seven-time champion continues to wrestle this season behind the new era of drivers.
Hamilton, 37, is sixth in the drivers’ standings 9 races in, which might be the worst results of his 16-season F1 profession.
Lewis Hamilton continues to wrestle this season behind the new era of drivers
The Mercedes driver has not gained any of his final 10 races – equalling the longest run of his profession – and sits 98 factors adrift of final 12 months’s title rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
And three-time champion Stewart admitted he thinks the time has come for Hamilton to pursue his numerous different pursuits.
‘It’s time for him to resign,’ stated Stewart, 83. ‘He’s acquired music, he’s acquired tradition, he loves clothes and the rag commerce can be completely appropriate for him. I’m certain he’ll be very profitable as a result of he’s been incomes an enormous quantity of money — rightfully so as a result of he’s been the better of his time.’
The Mercedes driver earned his second podium end of the 12 months in Canada on Sunday
Toto Wolff, Hamilton’s boss at Mercedes, admitted final winter that the Brit had grown ‘disillusioned’ with the sport after being denied a report eighth title in controversial style on the ultimate lap of the 12 months.
There had been substantial rumours that he was set to retire when pipped to the crown by Verstappen. But Hamilton, who earns £40million a 12 months, returned to associate new team-mate George Russell this season.
He has recorded simply two podiums in the 9 races in 2022, leaving 24-year-olds Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, of Ferrari, to head up the sport’s new period.
Hamilton sits 98 factors adrift of final 12 months’s title rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull
And Stewart has suggested him to dangle up his driving gloves whereas he can to defend his legacy.
‘Lewis is in that group of the Ayrton Sennas and the Alain Prosts — or even the Jackie Stewarts maybe,’ Stewart informed the Convex Conversation podcast. ‘It’s a pity he wasn’t resigning at the high however I don’t assume that’s going to occur now.
‘But nevertheless it’s wiser to cease than go through all the ache of not having the ability to do what you probably did earlier than. He’s carried the sport effectively. I’d like to see him resigning now.’