37 years


Martin Brundle has predicted Lewis Hamilton to come back as a “force of nature” after losing out on a record-breaking eighth World Championship.

Hamilton looked on course for victory in the final race of the 2021 season before a late Safety Car call from former race director Michael Masi allowed Max Verstappen to overtake him.

Lewis Hamilton

After the race, Hamilton disappeared from social media – and comments from his boss Toto Wolff began speculation that he could be about to quit the sport.

However, he eventually returned to the track, explaining his absence as a need to “unplug”, and has spoken of his desire to win the record-breaking eighth.

Lewis Hamilton

Pundits have been tipping Hamilton as favourite for the crown, despite his reservations in pre-season, and that is an opinion shared by ex-driver turned Sky Sports F1 pundit Brundle.

“I can understand why he went on the missing list for a while on his social media. And I do think he’s back,” he said as reported by motorsport.com.

Lewis Hamilton

“He’s 37 years old, but it’s something I said on Sky many a time – from what I saw of his driving last year, he was driving as well as I’ve ever seen him.