Formula 1 Former Daimler team boss
Lewis Hamilton has yet to renew his deal with Mercedes and Eddie Jordan has said the team shouldn’t give in to the driver’s demands.
The F1 season, barring unexpected changes, is not that far away, making Hamilton‘s situation all the more intriguing.
Jordan, a former F1 team boss, thinks that Mercedes would be better off letting the English driver go at this stage.
“I’ve just heard that Lewis wants more than Mercedes is willing to pay. It’s also about sharing the team’s income and having an influential role in the Mercedes group,” said Jordan.
“If I were the boss of Daimler, I would show him the door – either you drive on our terms or you go.”
Jordan also stressed that no one is indispensable, giving an example from F1 history that is a stark reminder that no individual is bigger than the industry.
“I would also tell him what Bernie Ecclestone said after Ayrton Senna’s death,” said Jordan.
“Even though Bernie was shocked and sad like everyone else, he was the first to regain his composure and said to us: ‘Now stop whining – everyone is replaceable’.”