Villeneuve: Hamilton will not be at Mercedes for long

How long with Lewis Hamilton remain with Mercedes?

How long will Lewis Hamilton remain with Mercedes?

Jacques Villeneuve is predicting that both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will leave their respective teams in the near future.

The 1997 Formula 1 World Champion, well known for his controversial opinions on the sport, said, “Lewis Hamilton will not be at Mercedes for long. Everyone in the German team wants a German to be world champion. Lewis was only brought in to make Nico [Rosberg] even better.”

Currently Rosberg leads the championship standings by fourteen points over Hamilton, although the latter has five wins to his credit he also has two DNFs which cost him points relative to his teammate who has four wins to his credit and only one DNF.

Sebastian Vettel future uncertain?

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After four years of single-handed dominance at Red Bull, F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has struggled this season against new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.

The German trails the Australian by 24 points in the championship standings, and it is clear that he is not entirely comfortable with the new era V6 turbo cars and what they entail. He no longer enjoys the edge which he appeared to have during the last four years of the normally aspirated formula.

Villeneuve also has an opinion on the state of affairs within the Red Bull camp, “Sebastian has to leave Red Bull. The public is already changing its opinion of him, as, in a middle class car, he is starting to look like a middle-class driver.” (GP247- GMM)