Hamilton comments on Alonso’s return and Vettel’s future

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Lewis Hamilton gives his comments on Sebastian Vettel’s uncertain future in Formula 1 and Fernando Alonso’s return at 39 years old.

Lewis Hamilton was asked about the possibility of Sebastian Vettel leaving Formula 1, after Ferrari decided not to renew his contract for 2021.

“Whether Vettel has a spot or not next year, Formula 1 will continue,” said the Briton.

“Although I would regret it if he isn’t there anymore. I think that his time has not yet come because he still has much to offer to Formula 1.

“It’s important that there are top drivers in our sport, that’s why world champions should stay as long as possible.”

Hamilton also gave his comments on another big F1 driver market story, the return of Fernando Alonso to Renault in 2021.

“Experience is very valuable and that can help a team move forward. That will be a bonus for Renault.”

“I won’t be the oldest after Kimi (Raikkonen), but I’ll be third in line”, Hamilton went on to joke about the fact that the double world champion will be 39 when he returns.

“I have no idea what it’s like to still ride a Grand Prix in my forties but I remember Schumacher coming back at that age, who was physically in perfect condition.

“Fernando can do that too I think.”

Source: speedweek.com

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