The 2020 F1 season is very predictable. Lewis Hamilton has no child with teammate Valtteri Bottas and he has nothing to fear from the other teams. Only two of the first nine Grands Prix were not won by Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton won six of the seven races that the German racing stable won.
The dominant Hamilton breaks record after record, but Jan Lammers does not see him as the best F1 driver of all time. “If he later takes his seventh world title and equals Schumacher’s record, that gives a mixed feeling. Lewis has had so little opposition in recent years, his performance was to beat Bottas. I don’t think that is an achievement that should make him the best F1 driver. “, says Lammers in conversation with RacingNews365.
“Of course, Lewis is a top driver, no doubt about that. But Mercedes’ dominance does not automatically make him the best driver of all time. There has been no other driver in F1 history who has been with such a driver for such a long period of time. a dominant car has been driving. “
Since the Mercedes dominance, Hamilton only had to leave the title to his teammate in 2016, then Nico Rosberg. Since the German hung his helmet on the willows, the Briton declassified his ‘new’ teammate Bottas. “Hamilton has to do a lot of wrong to not win a race. Bottas is close to him in qualifying, but is no match for him in the races.”
“It is a shame for Hamilton that Mercedes is so dominant, because maybe he is much better than we think. But I don’t get excited about his races. I would rather see more battle. The year Schumacher and Fernando Alonso competed for the title. (2006, ed.), That was wonderful. It also resulted in immense title pressure for both drivers and teams. “
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“A battle between Verstappen and Hamilton, in the same car, that would be wonderful. If Lewis still achieves the same results it would mean that he is actually superior. Then I will also be the first to congratulate him, but I think Max better than Lewis. “
Lammers does have an explanation for the endless dominance of Mercedes. “Because the engine regulations have not changed for years and you are hardly allowed to change anything about your engines, this dominant image has remained intact. The other engine suppliers cannot fundamentally improve anything. All these rules have even determined that Mercedes is dominant for so long.”
And that will remain, or at least that is what Lammers expects: “Mercedes will also be dominant next year. Lewis will then be statistically the best driver with eight titles. But statistics are different from pure performance. I have a lot of admiration for him as a driver, certainly. in varying weather conditions – he’s really great and dominant. He’s definitely one of the best ever, but even though he makes ten world titles, there’s still a lot to do before I call him the best of all time. “
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