Without fact checking the article, my observation is that Lewis doesnt add value when the car is consistently the fastest over a season, that Bottas could have won if Lewis hadn't rather tells that Lewis is actually a luxury they dont have to pay for. Ferrari would welcome him and pay anything he wants. As for allegedly looking to beat a deadline that would result being paid significantly less, sounds like a Tory tax Dodger. Speaking of taxes. He doesnt pay any because he domiciles in havens. None of his salary will actually pay into taxes to help hungry black kids back in Stevenage. But it will allow him to bling up his jet plane that he avoided paying taxes on. He doesnt need that salary. He doesnt earn it. Yet Mercedes will doubtless pay it any way. I say dump Lewis and bring in George Russell.
That's a stupid decision. Like Footballs cap of the 1950s. There will be ways round it. I guess if a no hoper like France Mole has a rich daddy who pays $90M fo drive the no 2 car they can pay Louis Hamster $120M to drive the no 1 car keeping to the $30M cap. That way Moley can maybe get a top fifteen finish while Louis wins both Constructors and Drivers Championship single handed.
Nothing at all is wrong with paying drivers shed loads of money, ( unless they drive round at the back complaining the sponsors engine has no power) big problem with no hopers buying a drive.
Aston Martin has completed a successful shakedown of its AMR21 as the team ended a 61-year hiatus since it last took to the track