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Hamilton ‘no longer number 1' at Mercedes

Dec.9 Lewis Hamilton has lost his de-facto status as Mercedes' ‘number 1' driver in Formula 1. That is the view of Sascha Roos, the long-time commentator for Sky Deutschland's coverage of the sport. For 2022, Mercedes replaced Hamilton's teammate of the previous five years – Valtteri Bottas – with the younger charger George Russell. 'I didn't think Russell would score more points than Hamilton in his first year,' 50-year-old Roos said. 'I expect more from Hamilton in 2023 but I put it in pencil whether he is the undisputed number 1. I think it's a similar situation at Mercedes now as in the time when Nico Rosberg was next to Hamilton,' he added. Ultimately, the...
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