Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has mentioned he may proceed in Formulation One past the end of his present contract with Mercedes. The 37-year-old Briton gained six drivers’ world championships in seven years between 2014-2020 following a maiden title success with McLaren in 2008. However he was denied a record-breaking eighth title final yr by Max Verstappen in a dramatic battle for the Championship that went all the way in which to the end of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
However the 2022 marketing campaign has to this point has seen Hamilton left nicely behind by Pink Bull’s Verstappen, who now seems firmly heading in the right direction to retain his title.
Hamilton’s present contract will preserve him with Mercedes till subsequent yr and, with the prospect of a record-breaking eighth title in his sights, he instructed Self-importance Honest journal he was “nonetheless on the mission”.
“I will be mendacity if I mentioned that I hadn’t considered extending,” he mentioned.
“I am nonetheless on the mission, I am nonetheless loving driving, I am nonetheless being challenged by it. So I do not actually really feel like I’ve to offer it up anytime quickly.”
4-time champion Sebastian Vettel introduced his retirement on the eve of final month’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, nevertheless, mentioned: “It would not make me take into consideration my future, however it’s a reminder that I’m in that a part of my profession that individuals I got here up with and have raced for therefore lengthy will begin to cease.
“Earlier than it Fernando Alonso won’t be right here, after which who’s there after that? I suppose I would be the oldest.
“However I’m occupied with how I can enhance this automobile, what steps we have to take to get this group profitable once more, what’s the highway map to claiming one other world championship, and what we have to do to have everybody on this sport extra aligned, by way of range.”
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