Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton Source: Kicker

Sir Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel had an iconic rivalry in Formula One. Later, the arch-rivals turned good friends. Fans acknowledge both Hamilton and Vettel as two of the all-time greats. In fact, the whole 2010s decade saw the rivalry of Hamilton and Vettel reach a whole new level. From 2010 to 2013, the German great remained unbeaten in the championship race. Later, from 2014 to 2020, the great Briton went on to win six world championships, adding to his maiden title with McLaren back in 2008. Some fans like to call each of those periods after the driver’s name. For instance, some call it the “Vettel era” and “Hamilton era.” Later, at the end of the 2022 season, the epic rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel came to an end as the four-time champion announced his retirement.

Since then, a lot has changed and happened in the F1 Motorsport. For instance, Hamilton announced his switch to Ferrari next year. It came as a shock for a lot of people, even Vettel expressed his reaction toward the move. The German great said he thought Lewis Hamilton would end his career at Mercedes because of the relationship they shared. Anyhow, it has been a few weeks since the news. Now, the fans wonder who will replace Hamilton at Mercedes. The seven-time champion mentioned Sebastian Vettel as an “Amazing option” to replace him in the German outfit.


Lewis Hamilton Says Sebastian Vettel Is An Amazing Option For Mercedes 2025

Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton Source: PlanetF1

Recently, Sebastian Vettel had an endurance test with Porsche. Later, the four-time champion said a return to F1 could be “Appealing.” Moreover, Lewis Hamilton talked about Vettel’s possibility of joining Mercedes. The great Briton showed complete backing and support to the idea. Moreover, Lewis said that the F1 sport has a great appeal and he expects Vettel to miss the experience. He told the media, including,, that he can imagine what it feels to miss the experience of working with a great group of people like the drivers do every year.

Moreover, the seven-time champion mentioned it is the greatest sport and experience in the world. On top of that, Hamilton said he would love to see “Seb come back to the sport.” He feels Vettel would be a great option for the team as he is a multi-world championship racer. On top of that, Lewis Hamilton said, Sebastian Vettel has great values to keep on taking the team forward. That’s why Hamilton would love to see Vettel return as a lot of his fans would. 

How Much Hamilton Really Cares About Who’ll Replace Him?

Andrea Kimi Antonelli F2
Andrea Kimi Antonelli F2 Source: FIA Formula 2

Moreover, Lewis Hamilton mentioned that the only thing he wishes to see Mercedes do about his replacement is find someone with integrity. Also, Hamilton would like his replacement to have the values to see where the team is going; it must be aligned with the team. Moreover, Lewis Hamilton said George Russell is already perfect for the Silver Arrows with his values and integrity.

Adding to that, Hamilton mentioned that there are some selfish drivers, and then there are those who are good but just not the best within team environments. Anyway, Lewis believes Toto Wolff and the team have several options. Finally, Lewis Hamilton mentioned that the idea of giving an up-and-coming driver is exciting. Hence, he might prefer the idea of Andrea Kimi Antonelli replacing him at Mercedes.

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