ALL Mercedes’ 1,200 employees will scoop a £10,000-plus bonus if Lewis Hamilton’s staff seal a seventh straight F1 constructors’ title on Sunday.
Brit Lewis Hamilton or team-mate Valterri Bottas want solely end fourth this weekend to spark a tasty bonus for all Mercedes’ employeesCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Flying Finn Valterri Bottas is second-placed within the F1 drivers’ desk, 77 factors behind six-time champ Lewis HamiltonCredit score: Alamy Stay Information
And Hamilton‘s earliest likelihood to win his personal seventh world title might arrive as early because the Turkish GP, with three races to spare.
Mercedes lead Purple Bull by 209 factors with 220 nonetheless accessible.
The Brackley-based staff are at the moment F1‘s fourth most profitable staff however can go WIlliams with simply one other two victories.
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Nonetheless, Damon Hill fears Hamilton’s astonishing 92 wins might fail the check of time as a consequence of a scarcity of competitors.
Whereas Hamilton was pushed to the wire by his former teammate Nico Rosberg, his present companion Bottas, can not match the Brit for velocity.
Hill, who gained the title in 1996, mentioned: “There’s a danger that Lewis’ achievements will likely be measured in opposition to the depth of his competitors.
“He needed to struggle laborious in opposition to Nico however he just about had the higher hand on him more often than not.
“Valtteri is doing a strong job however he can not sustain with Lewis throughout the races.
“Mercedes have completely dominated this period and Lewis just isn’t being challenged.
“He demolishes everybody however we’re lacking the prospect to see the perfect of him as a result of if he needed to struggle laborious that’s whenever you see the nice drivers shine.
“You can not preserve saying have a look at the king’s beautiful new coat again and again.”
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes staff will get greater than fringe advantages if he or Valtteri Bottas assist wrap up the constructors’ crown on SundayCredit score: Instagram