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Lewis Hamilton plans to race in Formula One beyond the end of the current deal with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says “much remains to be achieved” as he continues his quest for an eighth world title; the Mercedes driver is still waiting for his first race victory this season.

Last update: 10/06/22 10:54 am


Lewis Hamilton looking to continue racing beyond his current contract

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has said he does not plan to retire from Formula One any time soon.

The Briton, who drives for Mercedes, signed a two-year deal with the Brackley-based outfit last year, keeping him at the team until the end of 2023 at the earliest.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, Hamilton said he would race past the end of that deal.

“I plan to stay longer,” Hamilton said at the Suzuka circuit, adding that he definitely wanted to stay with Mercedes in some lifetime role.

“It’s just not set in stone how long.”

Lewis Hamilton feels that F1 must be transparent regarding any breaches of the cost cap and the teams responsible for any breaches.

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Lewis Hamilton feels that F1 must be transparent regarding any breaches of the cost cap and the teams responsible for any breaches.

Lewis Hamilton feels that F1 must be transparent regarding any breaches of the cost cap and the teams responsible for any breaches.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, in an interview with Channel 4 that aired over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, said Hamilton, who turns 38 in January, had told him he could carry on for another five years. .

Hamilton said he had not spoken to Wolff about his comments, but that it was a possibility.

“I feel good,” said the Briton, who made his debut for McLaren in 2007 before moving to Mercedes at the end of 2012.

“I love what I’m doing. We have a lot of work to do, a lot to achieve yet.

“So I don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.”

Lewis Hamilton regrets the turn seven lockout that sent him into the field and sends his apologies to his Mercedes team after a promising start to the weekend.

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Lewis Hamilton regrets the turn seven lockout that sent him into the field and sends his apologies to his Mercedes team after a promising start to the weekend.

Lewis Hamilton regrets the turn seven lockout that sent him into the field and sends his apologies to his Mercedes team after a promising start to the weekend.

Hamilton’s run of four consecutive titles came to an end last year when Red Bull rival Max Verstappen denied him an unprecedented eighth championship in the final lap of a controversial season finale.

The 37-year-old has not been on the hunt this year and is still searching for his first win to add to his career record of 103 wins, with Mercedes trapped by the rule changes introduced this season.

Hamilton, a strong supporter of environmental causes, human rights, social justice, equality and diversity, said his main motivation to continue would continue to be fighting for wins and championships.

But I also wanted to continue so that I could continue to make the sport more inclusive.

“There’s a lot of work to be done in this sport,” Hamilton said.

“I can’t retire now because I’m just embarking on helping to change and create a more open and inclusive environment here in this sport and I have to stay to help continue that.”

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