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Brundle backs Hamilton amid 'utter nonsense' as Merc plot fightback

Martin Brundle insists it is "utter nonsense" to question Lewis Hamilton's future amid Mercedes' troubles, and says the world champions are set for a "critical" few races as they desperately try to salvage their season.

Hamilton, F1's most successful driver and winner of six of the sport's last eight titles, has endured his worst start to a season in over a decade with Mercedes having slipped from a dominant team to the third-fastest ahead of this weekend's Miami GP, where they are planning crucial upgrades.

While Hamilton has two years left on his Mercedes contract, the difficult start to 2022 has led to questions about motivation and even jibes about retirement, which Hamilton hit back at on social media last week.

Brundle, too, believes Hamilton has plenty more in the tank.

All of a sudden, he's fed up, he's had enough, he should retire," Brundle told Sky Sports News on Sunday. "That's just utter nonsense. His car's not working... let's hope Mercedes can get the car working sooner or later."

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