Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are in crisis.
Lewis Hamilton, who could win his last victory at the 2017 US GP, failed to reach the finish in the last three races of last year.
The British driver, who missed the win in Melbourne this year, performed worse than Valtteri Bottas in Bahrain and the Chinese Grand Prix and was behind his teammate.
At the end of the season, the team is curious to see the decline in British pilots' performance.
Villeneuve, who is evaluating the weekend, said: "Hamilton is in crisis and loses very important points for the championship.
"But I think the whole Mercedes is in crisis and now they have to give importance to Bottas, who is not competing for the championship."
"After impressive sequel performance in Melbourne, Lewis is no longer running the old car, which is absolutely annoying."
"When we were in crisis last year, we saw that he lost a lot of things because he was behind in the race because he was asleep, not aggressive enough, when will he wake up?" said.
Nico Rosberg, on the other hand, thinks he is not in the form of Hamilton.
"He is not in the form of Lewis, but he has always been in his career in such times, and if he does not trust himself, he is thinking and making mistakes, and I wonder if he will return to fighting in Baku."
On the other hand, Damon Hill talked about Hamilton's contract at the end of the season.
"If this is a beginning of a new era, Lewis Hamilton may have to rethink the contract he will sign with Mercedes."
"All pilots know that they have to be on top of the top team that will rise to the summit and be the next best."
"This is like the rise and fall of the empires, and perhaps the Mercedes are shrinking and the Ferrari era is coming back."