Lando Norris says Mercedes' struggles this year are 'nice to see'
Lando Norris says Mercedes’ struggles this year are ‘nice to see’

Unfortunately, Lewis Hamilton was denied his eighth title back in 2021 due to the race director’s fault back then. Michael Masi, the race director, made several mistakes that led Hamilton to lose the Abu Dhabi race in the final lap. The FIA later removed Masi from his position and introduced new rules to prevent these mistakes. However, fans and experts debate over the fact that it was unfair towards the seven-time champion. There are many who regard Lewis Hamilton as an eight-time champion.

They believe Hamilton is the winner of the 2021 season despite what it says on the points board. To their dismay, Lewis Hamilton lost his grip on the title in the following races. Though it is not his fault, the car of the Mercedes team is also fully responsible. The W13 and the current W14 are filled with flaws and are unable to help Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull anymore.


Lando Norris Called Lewis Hamilton An Eight-Time Champion

Lewis Hamilton- Lando Norris
Lando Norris (McLaren), George Russell and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

The fans have been waiting for an upgrade in the form of a W14 car since the winter break. But fans had to face dejection when Mercedes started facing major problems with their new car as well. After facing a slump for two races, the surprising factor for Hamilton and Mercedes fans was in the last race in Melbourne, where Hamilton came second to none other than Verstappen. After a long time, the Briton was able to reach his 192nd podium finish. And a few days later, Lando Norris, the McLaren driver, called the former McLaren racer an eight-time champion in a Twitch livestream. Albeit, it was clearly a mistake, perhaps a slip of the tongue. This is because just when Lando understood what came out of his mouth, he had a big laugh about it.

What actually happened was that Norris was pointing at the helmets in his room, and one of those had something to do with Lewis Hamilton. Norris was telling on the live that one of the helmets is of Hamilton’s. That’s when he mentioned pointing out a helmet, “That helmet is the one Lewis Hamilton was wearing when he won his eighth title.” And as soon as he said that, Norris tried to hide his face with his hands, and for a few seconds, he kept his face down. The Mclaren driver realized he had made a mistake even before completing the sentence.

Netizens Troll Max Verstappen’s Best Friend For His Slip Of Tongue

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VERSTAPPEN Max ned, Red Bull Racing Honda RB16B, NORRIS Lando gbr, McLaren MCL35M, portrait during the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021, 22th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship, WM, Weltmeisterschaft from December 10 to 12, 2021 on the Yas Marina Circuit, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi – F1 – ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2021 – RACE DPPI/Panoramic 20211212_GOODEN_FGO01239.

Even when Norris accepted his slip of the tongue, it did not stop the netizens from making a big deal out of it. Lando Norris and Max Verstappen have been long-time friends. Hence, some fans believed that Norris betrayed his friend Verstappen over Lewis Hamilton. There are some who even mentioned, “After all, Lando Norris is British. And he is supporting his fellow countryman. It is not that shocking.

In other words, Lando Norris, after making this blunder in a livestream, once again caused an eruption of the two-year-old debate again. Now, the fans have their memory refreshed. And are back with the claim that Leiws Hamilton is the true winner of the 2021 season. Not only that, the fans are filling up social media, trolling Norris and Verstappen, and praising Hamilton. Only time will tell if the seven-time champ will manage to win the coveted eighth title before he hangs up his helmet.