Villeneuve thinks Stroll could be Hamilton's next teammate at Mercedes?
1997 world champion Villeneuve can at least imagine Bottas leaving the team.
"It is Stroll senior's dream, and he is very close to Toto Wolff. He wants to see his son win the championship. And Toto needs a place for Valtteri.
"Hamilton certainly doesn't want Russell as a teammate. It's better to get someone like Bottas, who won't bother him," Villeneuve added.
Villeneuve's favourite to win the 2021 world championship, however, is not the new championship leader and seven time world champion Hamilton.
"I see Max in very good shape, with Red Bull focused on him, and him driving divinely," he said.
"Whether he wins the championship or not, it's the right year for him and he's matured a lot. He's fighting a Mercedes in crisis, dry of hunger for the fight and the search for the little things that make the difference, which Red Bull is used to.
"The same goes for Hamilton, who last year fought only with Bottas and now he has to do everything to stay afloat with Verstappen," Villeneuve added.
"He has destroyed Ricciardo," he said. "He is another 'father's son' like Stroll, but he shows an impressive hunger which is unusual for a driver who has not had to work so hard to get there."
Finally, Villeneuve said that while he enjoys his television work, he would prefer to have a more prominent role in the Formula 1 paddock.
"I admire Toto Wolff very much," he admitted. "I also admired Flavio Briatore, who was similar. We still need people like Flavio in F1.
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