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Lewis Hamilton Retiring from Formula 1?! | EP 40

Lewis Hamilton Retiring from Formula 1?! | EP 40

Welcome to Episode 40 of the Lovecars On The Grid Podcast! Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman are back to give you another roundup of motorsport updates from the past week!

This week, the guys discuss more about the Formula 1, we also have the Extreme E and there’s testing for next years Formula 1 and F2!

Kicking off with Formula 1. Mercedes have dropped their appeal following the race in Abu Dhabi and the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. The question now though, is Lewis Hamilton going to retire from Formula 1 racing? With all the pressure from Max and his team mate George Russell next year, could Hamilton go against his contract for 2022 and leave F1? If he did, who would replace him?

Hamilton didn’t attend the prize giving, which is against FIA rules and he was also knighted this week! But what are rules after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fiasco? Driver’s are fined for breaking rules, but the same doesn’t appear to apply to the FIA. There needs to be consistency in the Championship!

Hamilton did have a Win this weekend though, as his LH44 team won the race in Dorset at the Jurassic Coast in the Extreme E series. Although the Rosberg Racing team won the overall title as the Championship comes to an end. We have some new teams coming to the sport next year, with McLaren also joining the series. Should we try and get Extreme E on our tv show next year?

Following the end of the F1 season, the majority of drivers were back in Abu Dhabi for 2022 Season testing. Pirelli are bringing an 18 inch tyre to the 2022, so drivers were testing the new tyres as Yas Marina Circuit. Formula 2 were testing at the same time, as they will be getting the same new tyres next year, too.

Remaining in Sports, we had the Sports Personality of the Year, Emma Raducanu deservedly won the Award, but should we have seen Lewis Hamilton on the shortlist?

Next week, we of course have Christmas, but we will still be here! If there’s anything you want to ask Tiff, please let us know!

Thank you for all the support from our viewers this year, and may we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!