“No one can put their finger on Mercedes” – Former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan has expressed concern with the unprecedented dominance of Mercedes, which looks set to continue this season.
Eddie Jordan is convinced Mercedes will win yet another title and calls this a “difficult situation” for the sport. Their main rivals Ferrari have been struggling, and Red Bull is nowhere close to them. It remains to be seen if McLaren and Aston Martin can challenge them this season with their Mercedes-powered machinery.
“The sport is in a difficult situation because no one can put their finger on Mercedes. They do it better than anybody else. Racing Point won a race last year, which was amazing from Sergio Perez, and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the last race but that shouldn’t confuse people into thinking it will be much more open. Mercedes have the best people and the best engine, so how can they not win the championship?”
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Eddie Jordan mightily impressed with Lewis Hamilton
Eddie Jordan was asked about the significance of Lewis Hamilton in the This Sporting Life podcast. Jordan typically did not mince his words and suggested it a no-brainer for Mercedes to extend his contract. He also called delusional the idea of George Russell dominating the way Hamilton has done over the past few seasons.
Lewis Hamilton is the jewel in the crown. He’s the one every TV station wants to interview.
“Mercedes are probably saying a lot of this is to do with the car and we’ve given him an outstanding chance to be world champion because he has the best car. That’s not in dispute. However, if they think they can replace Lewis Hamilton with another driver and have the same element of success then I think they are deluded.
“And one thing’s for sure Mercedes and (team boss) Toto Wolf will not be easily deluded. He’s a very smart guy. He knows exactly the value of Lewis Hamilton and I think they will sit down and come to a good solution because the world of F1 needs Lewis Hamilton in it.”