Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton admits he has thought-about extending his keep in Formulation One past the tip of subsequent season.
The Mercedes driver has needed to make do with preventing to be the most effective of the remaining this season, together with his 2021 title rival Max Verstappen seemingly on target to retain his crown, reviews DPA.
Hamilton, 37, gained six drivers’ championships in seven years between 2014 and 2020 having taken his first title with McLaren in 2008.
He signed a brand new two-year take care of Mercedes final yr, tying him to the staff till the tip of subsequent yr.
With the prospect of an unrivalled eighth championship conserving him going, the British racer advised Vainness Honest journal he’s “nonetheless on the mission” when requested about his future.
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“I’ll be mendacity if I stated that I hadn’t considered extending,” he stated.
“I’m nonetheless on the mission, I’m nonetheless loving driving, I’m nonetheless being challenged by it. So I don’t actually really feel like I’ve to present it up anytime quickly,” the racer added.
Now one of many veteran drivers on the Formulation One grid, Hamilton spoke forward of the Hungarian Grand Prix final weekend about additionally eager to struggle for higher range within the sport.
4-time champion Sebastian Vettel introduced his retirement on the eve of the race however Hamilton stopped in need of contemplating stepping again himself.
“It doesn’t make me take into consideration my future, however it’s a reminder that I’m in that a part of my profession that folks I got here up with and have raced for therefore lengthy will begin to cease,” he stated.
“Earlier than you realize 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 eager about how I can enhance this automotive, what steps we have to take to get this staff successful 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, when it comes to range,” he added.
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