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The Formula 1 Podcast: What Will Mercedes Do To Lewis Hamilton?


What should Mercedes do with Lewis Hamilton, after his public act of disobedience in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix? To us, all of it seems to be extra PR that Mercedes, Hamilton, and even Formula 1 are enjoying. But seriously, what will Mercedes do?

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on the podium at Abu Dhabi. AP

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on the podium at Abu Dhabi. AP

As for Nico Rosberg, he settled the 'worthy World Champion' debate by successfully overtaking Max Verstappen (yes, he overtook Verstappen!) In this episode, we also speak about Jenson Button's farewell race and how a retirement before his sabbatical makes perfect sense. Irony of life, maybe. Although, we believe he'll be perfect as a TV host, with or without his bubbly.

We were also the first ones to point out that Sebastian Vettel acted on purpose when he held station and did not overtake Nico Rosberg at Abu Dhabi. Was this a calculated move by Vettel to ensure that Hamilton's title tally remains at three and not add up to his tally of four?

And thank God, Verstappen ran into the other Nico. But given his pace, strategy and Hamilton's disinterest in winning the race, could he have won in Abu Dhabi? But while Keke Rosberg believes that Hamilton got lucky twice, we're still scratching our heads about the second instance.

Meanwhile, Rosberg's title-winning party featured Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo as well. But the question is, did his trademark shoey make an appearance as well?

Lastly, we welcome Zak Brown to Formula 1 in our own little way.

First Published On : Dec 1, 2016 16:06 IST

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