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CHECKOUT: Young Mercedes Driver Welcomes The Idea Of Fernando Alonso Replacing Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is scheduled to leave Mercedes at the end of the 2024 F1 season. He will move forward with a new challenge and excitement in his life, joining the Ferrari team. It is generally a dream of every aspiring F1 racer to someday wear the “Red Uniform.” The 2025 season will give Hamilton that chance finally in his long and illustrious career. He won his maiden title with McLaren in his sophomore season in F1. Later, he joined Mercedes in 2013. Since 2014, the great Briton had been unstoppable until 2021, which saw the end of his winning streak. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes had been a match made in heaven.

From 2014 to 2021, Mercedes won all the constructor titles. On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton won six titles with the Silver Arrows. In the turbo-hybrid era, only twice did Hamilton finish second. That was in 2016 and in 2021. Moreover, that’s how dominant Hamilton has been with Mercedes. Next year, he will don the Ferrari uniform. Mercedes is going through an internal turmoil, looking for Hamilton’s replacement. Can it be the two-time champion Fernando Alonso? If it happens, most likely, George Russell would be the first one to be on board with that decision.

   

George Russell Might Like To See Fernando Alonso Replace Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton Fernando Alonso Source: Sky Sports

The 42-year-old driver is still going strong. Last year, Fernando Alonso drove for Aston Martin. And so he will do this year. But the rumor about Alonso joining Mercedes had been a talk for a long time. However, since Hamilton declared his decision of joining Ferrari in 2025, that rumor has been getting the most attention. Lately, Toto Wolff was having breakfast with the manager of the two-time champion. That helped the rumor gather more steam. Flavio Briatore posted on Instagram documenting his breakfast date with the Mercedes boss. They had breakfast at a bakery named Pasticceria Cova Montecarlo in Monte Carlo.

This social media post made every fan come to the conclusion that the meeting was about the Spaniard joining the German team. But what was more intriguing is the fact that George Russell liked the post. Perhaps he is subtly suggesting that he likes the fact that Alonso will replace Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes. Maybe it is nothing that important. But who knows, it might just be. Moreover, the contract of Fernando Alonso is expiring at the end of the 2024 season. Hence, like Hamilton, maybe Alonso would like to look for a new challenge as well. 

If Mercedes Presents The Right Car, The Spaniard Won’t Mind Switching Teams

Lewis Hamilton Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton Fernando Alonso Source: Sky Sports

Among all the other drivers, Fernando Alonso is one racer who has not been loyal to any one F1 team. He kept switching teams throughout his career. After winning two back-to-back titles with Renault, he moved to McLaren. But his complicated relationship with his then teammate Lewis Hamilton made him think things through.

He moved back to Renault. In modern times, Alonso left Alpine to join Aston Martin. And that turned out to be the right decision. But if Mercedes presents a better opportunity, then he can think things through again. However, the Spaniard said that his priority would be to first sit down and discuss with Aston. 

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