Jost Capito admits that he is not concerned much about Lewis Hamilton’s future in Formula 1.
After the controversial ending to the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP, Hamilton had not made any public statements, apart from the post-race interview. That and Toto Wolff’s comments caused rumors that the 7-time world champion could retire from the sport. Capito shared his thoughts about it.
“I don’t care about it – I don’t really care whether he drives or not. [It’s] totally irrelevant, really totally irrelevant,” the Williams CEO and team principal told RTL/ntv.
At the same time, Capito assumed that Hamilton’s retirement could provide an opportunity for a young driver.
“They always say there are not enough places for young drivers and then I think, if someone has been world champion seven times, he has actually done enough and could make room for a youngster, why not?”
In the end, the German stated that he would feel bad for George Russell if Hamilton decided to stop racing.
“For me, [Hamilton should continue, otherwise] it would be bad for George,” Capito commented.
“Because then he wouldn’t be able to beat him and I think he would like to beat him. I wouldn’t begrudge George that.”