Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari: Warning from Alain Prost / Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari: Warning from Alain Prost / Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton will only race for Mercedes in Formula 1 this year before moving to Ferrari. Four-time world champion Alain Prost knows: a completely different environment awaits the seven-time champion there.

During the winter, Lewis Hamilton confirmed that his twelfth season with the Mercedes team would be his last for the star brand’s factory team. The seven-time champion tried his luck at Ferrari, where completely different conditions awaited him, as Alain Prost knows.

The former GP driver, who competed in the premier class for the Scuderia from Maranello in 1990 and 1991, is convinced that the change of team also brings its own challenges because the Italians have a completely different environment to the Mercedes racing team, whose operations are based in England. . .

In an interview with “Sports Illustrated,” the Frenchman said: “I think it’s not that simple.” Because with the Reds, Hamilton faces a different way of working. “Especially with a completely different pressure,” he emphasizes, “and a different way of thinking, the media also has a lot of pressure,” Prost knows from his own experience.

The 51-time GP winner understands Hamilton’s decision to leave Mercedes after so long: “I can understand his decision, because when you’re in a team like Mercedes that hasn’t won a race for two years and really if you’ve won a race, you have to fight to get back to the top in the age group. yours, then you’re probably wondering why not try something different.”

Whether that decision is good for Hamilton and Ferrari can be questioned. “But it’s definitely good for the sport because everyone will be watching,” Prost says confidently. The GP legend believes that it is entirely possible that Hamilton can re-motivate himself. “If things go well for Ferrari, then it could be,” he says.

World Championship Standings (after 4 out of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 77 points
02. Perez 64
03. Leclerc 59
04. Sainz 55
05. Norris 37
06. Plate 32
07. Russell 24
08. Alonso 24
09. Hamilton 10
10. Walk 7
11. Tsunoda 7
12. Oliver Bearman (GB) 6
13. Hulkenberg 3
14. Magnussen 1
15. Alboni 0
16. Zhou 0
17. Ricciardo 0
18. Okon 0
19. 0 gas
20. Bota 0
21. Sergeant 0

Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 141 Punkte
02. Ferrari 120
03. McLaren 69
04. Mercedes 34
05. Aston Martin 33
06. Running Bull 7
07. Especially 4
08. Williams 0
09. Sauber 0
10. Alpine 0