Hamilton finished eighth in the Brazilian Grand Prix, sliding down the grid at will
He admitted that Red Bull are ‘going to be very clear for the next couple of years’
The Brit is chasing a record eighth world championship but is not even close
Not only my view, but a reflection of the mood of the man himself after a Brazilian Grand Prix as abject as any day during the tarnished Silver Arrows’ two years of serial non-achievement.
Hamilton spelt out what any idiot can see, namely that there is no prospect of his team ending their misery this year or next, or perhaps the one after. What that means for his title dream is obvious. He is 38 and has two seasons to run on his new contract.
‘Red Bull are so far away, they’re probably going to be very clear for the next couple of years,’ said Hamilton after Red Bull’s unstoppable Max Verstappen clinically led home McLaren’s Lando Norris and Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso.
- This is it for Mercedes for the foreseeable future, and one wonders whether Toto Wolff is a team principal capable of turning the tide. He lives in Monaco when the factory is in Brackley, Northamptonshire — an emblem of his detachment.