Lewis Hamilton continues to be ‘bitter’ about remaining season’s world title defeat primarily based on former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. The Canadian moreover claims that Hamilton is ‘trying to not drown’ in his battle with George Russell to be the very best canine at Mercedes after the seven-time champ was overwhelmed as soon as extra in Miami remaining journey. Russell has exceeded expectations since changing into a member of up with Hamilton on the Silver Arrows, and he confirmed as quickly as as soon as extra in Miami that his danger to the Brit’s standing is precise. The teenager has now pipped his team-mate in each of the ultimate 4 races, construct up a commanding 23-point profit throughout the Drivers’ Championship. The earlier Williams man these days instructed that his experience driving a difficult automotive has helped him acclimatise to Mercedes, who’re wrestling with porpoising factors this season. Nonetheless that will come as no consolation for Hamilton, who’s getting taken to the cleaners by the newbie who’s 13 years his junior. “I consider now we now have seen the final word altering of the guard at Mercedes,” Villeneuve wrote for formule1.nl. “George Russell is driving the wave, Lewis Hamilton is trying to not drown. After a couple of years of worthwhile with out opponents, it’s laborious to stand up and realise it’s not that easy.DON’T MISS: Martin Brundle’s most iconic grid walks and blunders after Miami GP horror current”He now has to drive like he did in his first two years in System 1, which is what Russell is doing now. Throughout the race Russell took the selection: go away me out, probably a safety automotive will come – and it paid off.”Lewis’ champion’s luck seems to have left him, he doesn’t have the momentum and nothing’s going his methodology. It’s going to be a difficult battle, nevertheless Lewis is a racer and a champion. He’s conscious of what have to be carried out and we’ll see if he nonetheless has the facility to do it.”Nonetheless I consider missing the world title remaining yr is a heavy burden for him that he carried with him all winter. He was bitter and feels that he was robbed. Nonetheless you’ll see from the way in which during which Max drives that he didn’t steal the title the least bit and is a deserved champion.”Ominously for the rest of the grid, Verstappen has acquired every Grand Prix that he has managed to finish this season. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc claimed the alternative two as a result of the race for the crown shapes up. Crimson Bull have confirmed superior straight-line tempo over the first 5 races, and Verstappen is not fearful to make audacious strikes and battle for the lead. The Dutchman confirmed enough of that in his ferocious battle with Hamilton for remaining yr’s Championship, and Leclerc is however to exhibit the equivalent ruthless streak. The Ferrari star would possibly should if he wishes to be throughout the working come the tip of the yr. Crimson Bull’s reliability factors have left Verstappen 19 components behind Leclerc, nevertheless the opening would possibly proceed to shrink if their automotive displays additional consistency. Mercedes keep out of the dialog for now, and that goes for Hamilton significantly after a troubled start to 2022 every collectively and individually. It stays to be seen whether or not or not the 37-year-old will claw his methodology out of trouble to ‘journey the wave’ with Russell, or whether or not or not it is definitely a ‘altering of the guard’ as Villeneuve predicts.