Lewis Hamilton

The Formula 1 season begins tonight, with the Bahrain Grand Prix only a few hours away from starting. And though the season is yet to begin, there is already speculation about which drivers will be on the move to a new team or ousted for 2022.

The Mercedes Formula 1 team have been the team to beat, and they have won every Driver and Constructors Championship since 2014. Their driver, Lewis Hamilton, has won six of the last seven Driver's Championships, and the speculation is that he will not be with the Silver Arrows team in 2022.

With seven Driver's Championships, Lewis Hamilton is tied with Michael Schumacher for the most driver titles, and it would be hard to understand why he may be ousted next year. Retirement from the Formula 1 circus is an option for him. At 34 years of age, he is the third oldest driver in the field, and he may choose to leave before he is pushed.

The speculation is that Max Verstappen and George Russell will drive for the Mercedes Formula 1 team next year, leaving Lewis without a seat. If he does leave Mercedes, there will be other teams that pursue him. It is unlikely he will go to another team after such a successful run at Mercedes.

Regardless of what happens, he will be recognised as one of the best driver's in Formula 1, ever. A remarkable legacy for a seven-time world champion.

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