Lewis Hamilton’s F1 Future Determination Amid Mercedes Contract Talks and Retirement Speculations

LEWIS HAMILTON desires to signal a brand new multi-year contract with Mercedes as he rallies in opposition to options he’ll retire.

The seven-time world champion is out of contract on the finish of this season however has at all times said his intention to remain in F1.

Lewis Hamilton has made a name on his Mercedes futureCredit score: Reuters

However slightly than agreeing a 12-month extension to his take care of Mercedes, value £40million a yr, he desires to open up discussions a few longer-term contract.

Hamilton, 38, stated forward of this weekend’s Miami GP that he’s taking motivation from veteran basketball star LeBron James and NFL’s Tom Brady, by extending his profession.

He stated: “I’m not on the finish of my profession, I’m not within the downhill slope of my profession. I’m in my prime.

“All of it will depend on how arduous I wish to work and hold myself in my prime, by way of bodily and psychological functionality.

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“For those who have a look at LeBron, when you have a look at Tom Brady, they’ve proven that it may be sustained for so long as you might be devoted sufficient to place the power and time in.

“Proper now, I don’t plan on altering, I solely plan on including to the drive and the motivation and to being higher. I’m massively pushed.”

Together with his future within the stability – at the least contractually – there was hypothesis linking Charles Leclerc with a transfer from Ferrari to grow to be Hamilton’s alternative.

It’s a hearsay that Hamilton shot down as he repeated his want to stay with the Silver Arrows.

He added: “I’d be mendacity if I stated I’d by no means thought of ending my profession anyplace else. I began at McLaren, I’d wish to suppose I’ll at all times be part of the McLaren household.

“I began there after I was 13 years previous [as a junior driver], so I thought of what it will appear to be if I used to be at McLaren in the future.

“I thought of and watched the Ferrari drivers on the screens on the observe and naturally you surprise what it will be wish to be


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