Lewis Hamilton is “in crisis”. That is the alarming claim of outspoken 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. He was speaking after China, where Hamilton and Mercedes’ quest for a win in 2018 fell flat for a third consecutive race.
“Hamilton is in crisis and is losing points for the championship,” Villeneuve told Sky Italia. “But I think all of Mercedes is in crisis. Now they must bet on Bottas, who is not a championship driver.”
“After the impressive qualifying in Melbourne, Lewis is no longer able to drive the car. It’s very troubling. We saw last year that when he’s in crisis he loses a lot, falls behind in the races and falls asleep, is not aggressive.