2022 Formula 1 Championship Odds: Analysis on Why Hamilton Will Win This Year

2022 Formula 1 Championship Odds: Analysis on Why Hamilton Will Win This Year

For fans of Lewis Hamilton, 2021 proved to be a bit of a depressing season. It was not just the fact that he failed to win his record-setting 8th World Championship, it was the nature in which it happened. Hamilton had to win the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi to take the title and it certainly looked as though he had it in hand. That was until a crash late in the race and a decision made by the FIA that allowed Max Verstappen to essential move ahead of lapped cars to get a clear run at Hamilton. Mercedes protested the decision, but eventually withdrew their protest and lived with the decision. That said, there is still an inquiry going on into the events of the race, the outcome of which may have an impact on what Hamilton does this season. Let’s jump right into action so you can plan your bets against the Formula 1 Championship Odds.

F1 2022 Drivers Championship: Will Lewis Hamilton win this year and why?

Will Hamilton Even Race in 2022?

Since that race in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton has been very quiet, with no public statements or info posted on his usually active social media sites. The feeling is that the only way he will return for sure this season is if the FIA, the governing body of F1, fires Michael Masi, the man responsible for the strange decisions made in the final race of last season. Where things get complicated, though, is that the results of the FIA inquiry are not due until late March, a couple of days before the start of the season. If that is indeed what Hamilton is waiting for before making a decision on the coming season, then he is leaving it until the very last minute.

How Hamilton Will Win in 2022

Let’s work under the assumption that Hamilton does indeed choose to return this season, which is what we are all hoping for. If that is the case, then what arguments can we make for him coming out and riding off with another F1 World Championship? First of all, you need to talk about his team, as Mercedes have proven time and again that they have the fastest car in the sport. Couple that with Hamilton’s driving prowess and you have a team that is very tough to beat.

We also know that Hamilton is among the most competitive athletes in professional sports, so you can bet that he is currently looking at a very big chip on his shoulder. Would it really be that surprising to see him take that anger and frustration and turn it into something positive on the track? I don’t believe so, and neither do the majority of fans of the sport.

On the downside, Hamilton is reaching an age where drivers tend to retire from the sport, but the fact of the matter is that he is not really showing any signs of slowing down. In Verstappen, he has a worthy competitor and one that will push him to be better. He also has that record-setting championship looming large and it is tough to imagine him walking away from the sport when he has history within his grasp. Without Hamilton, we are potentially looking at a one-sided affair in 2022, so we really do hope that he returns.

 
 

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