Formula One rival Pierre Gasly says Lewis Hamilton would finish LAST in a Haas or Williams car

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Formula One rival Pierre Gasly says Lewis Hamilton would finish LAST in a Haas or Williams car whilst also insisting ‘cars are more important to results’ as Frenchman cranks up the heat ahead of testing in Barcelona next week


Formula One rival Pierre Gasly has insisted Lewis Hamilton would finish last if he were to drive a Haas or a Williams car instead of his Mercedes.

The Frenchman also stated that ‘the car makes the majority of the result’, suggesting the driver has no influence on the standings.

Hamilton lost out to Max Verstappen in controversial circumstances last summer, with the Red Bull driver snatching the title away from the seven-time world champion in Abu Dhabi on the final race day of the season.

F1 star Pierre Gasly believes Lewis Hamilton would finish last if he drove a Haas or Williams car

F1 star Pierre Gasly believes Lewis Hamilton would finish last if he drove a Haas or Williams car

Max Verstappen snatched the World title away from Hamilton last summer in Abu Dhabi

Max Verstappen snatched the World title away from Hamilton last summer in Abu Dhabi

Since then, the Brit has confirmed his return on Friday as Mercedes launched their new car for the upcoming season, which begins in March. 

‘Unfortunately in our sport, the car makes the majority of the result’, Gasly said speaking to Mashup.

‘Even if Lewis is the best driver in F1 history, today, in a Williams or a Haas, he would finish last.’

Both Williams drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi ended the previous campaign in 15th and 17th, respectively. The former will join Hamilton next season replacing Valtteri Bottas who is set to retire.

Gasly, who drives for AlphaTauri, finished the season in ninth, achieving just one podium finish when coming third in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hamilton has brushed off the disappointment of losing out to Verstappen despite it leaving him ‘disillusioned’, and since quashed any rumours of retirement.

Seven-time World champions Hamilton has put to bed rumours suggesting he would retire

Seven-time World champions Hamilton has put to bed rumours suggesting he would retire

Hamilton will be joined by fellow Brit George Russell who replaces Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes

Hamilton will be joined by fellow Brit George Russell who replaces Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes

‘I never ever said I was going to stop. It was a difficult time for me and a time where I needed to take a step back and focus on the present’, Hamilton said.

‘I had my family all around me and created great memories. I eventually got to a point where I decided I would be attacking again coming into another season.’

The new F1 season starts on March 20 in Bahrain, but before then, testing will begin in Barcelona next week.

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