“A sign to Lewis that…” Are Mercedes’ tech changes a ploy to convince Lewis Hamilton to stay? | F1

Ahead of this weekend’s F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Mercedes announced that James Allison would return as the team’s technical director, while Mike Elliott would take over as chief technical officer.The news has been met with a positive reception from both Hamilton and George Russell.The seven-time world champion is still out of contract at the end of the year, although he’s publicly stated that he wishes to remain with the team.Speaking on Thursday in Baku, Hill gave his verdict on the technical management changes.“It was probably a combination. It was abundantly clear that Mercedes was not the car of the previous…

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