Hamilton has “lots left within the tank” after 300 F1 races landmark

Seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton celebrated his three hundredth grand prix begin at Paul Ricard, changing into solely the sixth driver in historical past to succeed in the milestone.

At 37, Hamilton is the second-oldest driver on the grid, solely behind Fernando Alonso, and has beforehand talked down the possibilities of him nonetheless racing in F1 when he’s 40.

However Mercedes F1 boss Wolff recommended on Saturday that latest discussions with Hamilton about the way forward for their partnership lined a 5-10 12 months interval, including: “I feel we will go to 400.”

Hamilton recorded his greatest results of the season in France as he completed second behind 2021 title rival Max Verstappen, main house Mercedes teammate George Russell in third place.

Requested in regards to the 400-race landmark and the potential for a long-term keep in F1, Hamilton replied: “That is a number of races! I firstly simply need to be grateful to get thus far. However I nonetheless really feel contemporary and nonetheless really feel like I’ve obtained loads of gasoline left within the tank.

“I am having fun with what I am doing. I am actually, actually proud and having fun with arriving every single day and dealing with this unbelievable group of individuals.

“I am additionally having fun with working with the game greater than ever. We have some nice individuals main the game and having nice conversations in regards to the path we’re going as a sport.

“So I am having fun with it greater than ever.”

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13, 2nd position, crosses the line

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13, 2nd place, crosses the road

Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Photographs

Hamilton has been a number one voice pushing for motion in F1 to enhance range and inclusion, aided by his Mission 44 initiative and Ignite, his joint charity with Mercedes.

After narrowly lacking out on a record-breaking eighth world title final 12 months, Hamilton has struggled to match his latest championship-winning type thus far this season as Mercedes did not match the efficiency of Pink Bull and Ferrari below the brand new technical rules.

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Hamilton’s current Mercedes F1 deal expires on the finish of subsequent season, however he was clear about desirous to return to preventing for victories as soon as once more in F1 with the workforce.

“After all, I need to get again to profitable methods and that is going to take time, however I am certain we’ll sit down at some stage and speak in regards to the future,” Hamilton mentioned.

“However once more, simply with our workforce, I at all times need to proceed to be constructing. It is one factor having races, however it’s additionally persevering with the work that we do outdoors and doing extra, which I feel Mercedes and us can at all times do extra, and we are going to.”

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