“Lewis is an incredible asset.” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali congratulates Lewis Hamilton for making social media return, backs him to win 8th Championship title

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The Italian F1 boss believes Lewis Hamilton will return to F1.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali believes Lewis Hamilton breaking his silence on social media is a ray of positivity. The Italian F1 boss believes the Briton will return to F1 recharged and will be looking forward to a new era in the sport.

“From what I know and what I see, I saw the last picture of Lewis with a light of positivity on his face and his gesture. I think that is important because Lewis is an incredible asset, not only for our sport, but for the world. And Lewis, he has in front of him a possibility to be, you know, for the eighth time, a world champion.” said Domenicali [via Sky Sports F1]

Stefano Domenicali
Stefano Domenicali

Explaining the importance of the Briton in the sport, Domenicali acknowledged his presence as a sportsperson and unique personality with a lot to contribute to the world at large

“I’m pretty sure that he’s totally focused on this objective because this year, there will be so many new things, so many new variables, and that will allow these champions to be so attractive… I’m sure that he’s totally dedicated to make sure that he can really have his chance to be the eight-time world champion.” he added.

On being asked if he was worried about Hamilton quitting F1.

He said “The discussion or what has happened in the last couple of weeks, it’s part of the normal things that we do. There was a sort of total respect or what was his choice to be in silent mode. And I think that his battery will be fully charged for the start of the season.”

Lando Norris to stay at McLaren until 2025

Lando Norris has committed his long-term future to McLaren after signing a new Formula 1 contract that runs to the end of the 2025 season.

I’m extremely happy, it’s a big part of my career and life ticked off, and to stay in Formula 1 for another four years is pretty amazing from my side,” Norris said.

Lando Norris

Norris made his F1 debut with McLaren in 2019, but enjoyed his most successful season to date in 2021 as he scored four podium finishes and his first pole position in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom.

Norris came close to winning the race in Russia, only for a late rain shower and a strategy miscue to cause him to drop down the order in the closing laps after dominating proceedings.

Norris was one of the stand-out performers during F1 championship last year, but will now not be in contention for a seat with any rival teams for the next four years despite the chance of openings coming up.

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