According to Sky Sport, the FIA's investigation into the controversial race with the Abu Dhabi GP is crucial for the future of Lewis Hamilton. The Briton wants an answer from the governing body from the last race in the 2021 season.
The review resolution from the Yas Marina Bay track is the key to deciding the future for the seven-time world champion, according to reporters who are closely linked to all paddock events. It all depends on the FIA, which must fulfill what they promised in December last year and investigate in detail what happened in the last race where the title between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was decided.
However, wasting or spending too much time drawing a clear conclusion would not be ideal, because Mercedes and the British want quick solutions. "There are 69 days left until the first race in Bahrain this year, and it is still unclear whether Lewis Hamilton will be on the grid.
As for returning to Formula 1, he must have an appetite for it and to overcome the disappointment he felt after Abu Dhabi, ”Slater told Sky Sports News. "The ball is in the FIA's court, which must fulfill the promise given before Christmas that it will investigate what happened in the last lap and come up with various solutions."
"Mercedes wants to see something tangible, and a senior source told me that the longer this is delayed, the worse Hamilton's situation will be, ”he added.
Ben Sulayem on Lewis Hamilton
Despite this, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem believes Hamilton will stay in Formula 1 this year because when you are a driver, you make a public statement and don’t let rumors speak for you.
Looking ahead to a new era of premier class, having a seven-time world champion on the grid is a great addition. Sulayem believes Lewis Hamilton should end all this and finally come forward and make his decision for the future.
In this way, he did not bring anything to himself or the team "I do not think he will retire. When you’re a driver, you come out and don’t let rumors speak for you. I am confident he will return, he is a big part of Formula 1 and a new era would have Lewis and all his accomplishments, along with Verstappen."
"I am sure we will see a very challenging season in 2022, ”Sulayem said. Lewis Hamilton certainly has something to say, and we'll see when he decides