Conspiracy theories are usually a complete waste of time. However, it’s hard to ignore what’s been playing out at Mercedes the last few weekends.
For the second consecutive week, Lewis Hamilton has suffered major reliability issues in qualifying. Meanwhile his teammate Nico Rosberg has clinched pole position.
Earlier this week, rumors of Mercedes courting Sebastian Vettel surfaced. While that’s probably a long shot, it would be in the team’s best interests to have a German World Champion.
Tomorrow should be an interesting show. The Hungaroring is a notoriously difficult track to pass on and Hamilton certainly has his work cut out starting from the back of the pack.
Last week I suggested that Hamilton would leave Mercedes should Rosberg clinch the WDC. That outcome is looking more and more likely, especially as the inferior driver of the two continues to dominate the sport with faultless reliability.
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