Hamilton drops a touch that he COULD stay in System One past subsequent 12 months

‘I’ve PLENTY of gas left within the tank’: Lewis Hamilton drops a touch that he may stay in System One past subsequent season after his greatest end this 12 months on the French Grand Prix, together with his Mercedes contract expiring in 2023

  • Lewis Hamilton completed second behind rival Max Verstappen in France
  • It was his greatest end up to now this season and seems to have offered him with a lift
  • His £40m-a-year contract is about to run out on the finish of subsequent season in 2023 

Lewis Hamilton on Sunday dropped his first trace that he’s ready to increase his System One profession past subsequent season.

The seven-time world champion was talking after ending in a season-high second place at yesterday’s French Grand Prix — his three hundredth profession begin.

His £40million-a-year contract is because of expire on the finish of 2023 — near his thirty ninth birthday, when he was anticipated to retire.

Lewis Hamilton (R) loved his highest end up to now this season with a second-place place on the rostrum on the French GP

However Hamilton mentioned: ‘I nonetheless really feel contemporary and as if I’ve received loads of gas left within the tank.’ He wish to add an eighth title to his c.v. earlier than quitting — a feat past him this 12 months from 106 factors behind chief Max Verstappen.

Hamilton’s workforce principal Toto Wolff mentioned this weekend that he thinks his star man can attain 400 races, including — maybe tongue in cheek — that 5 and even 10 extra years could also be doable for the Brit.

Requested about one other 100 begins, Hamilton mentioned: ‘That’s lots of races. First, I wish to be grateful to get so far.

‘I’m having fun with what I’m doing and I’m happy with working with this unbelievable group of individuals.

Hamilton gave the strongest indication yet that he could conceivably remain in the sport beyond the end of his current contract which expires in 2023

Hamilton gave the strongest indication but that he may conceivably stay within the sport past the top of his present contract which expires in 2023 

‘I wish to get again to profitable methods and that’s going to take time, however I’m certain we are going to sit down at some stage to speak in regards to the future.

‘I wish to maintain constructing. One factor is racing however one other is to proceed to do extra outdoors the game (on social issues), which I feel Mercedes and us can, and can do.’

Hamilton handed Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez and was helped a step up the rostrum when Ferrari’s race chief Charles Leclerc spun off to complete 10 seconds behind Verstappen.

The seven-time Formula One champion had been expected to retire at the end of this current deal

The seven-time System One champion had been anticipated to retire on the finish of this present deal 

Of Mercedes’ mini-revival, Hamilton remarked: ‘Am I having fun with it extra? 100 per cent. The start of the 12 months was complicated, if not depressing. Now we perceive the automobile extra. That has given us a way more pleasurable drive.

‘We nonetheless lack efficiency in some areas however we’re slowly getting there. It’s about always chipping away.

‘Possibly one huge leap will come and we might be proper there.’


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