Lewis Hamilton retirement ideas given by Haas boss Guenther Steiner – EXCLUSIVE | F1 | Sport

Lewis Hamilton will keep in F1 amid rumours he might retire from the game, based on Haas crew principal Guenther Steiner. Hamilton has been unable to problem for wins this season as Mercedes struggles for tempo in opposition to the Purple Bulls and Ferraris.

The Briton was additionally unable to match the tempo of recent team-mate George Russell in the course of the opening phases of the season, elevating issues from pundits that Hamilton might quickly name it a day. However, Steiner claims Hamilton’s character suggests he won’t be tempted to depart the game but.

Talking completely to Categorical Sport, he mentioned: “No I feel he’ll proceed. You are not a seven-time champion since you’re a quitter. So I feel he retains on going. There’s a level for all of us when it’s a must to take a step again in a profession like a race automotive driver.

“However I feel in the mean time he needs to point out he’s nonetheless the very best. I feel he’s doing a very good job. When he’s challenged you get the very best out of him. So I feel Lewis stays round for fairly some time nonetheless.”

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Hamilton has recovered in latest races to shut the deficit to Russell within the standings. He has additionally picked up 4 successive podium finishes together with his finest results of the 12 months with second place in France.

Forward of the race at Paul Ricard, Mercedes crew principal Toto Wolff admitted the crew had spoken to Hamilton about his F1 future. Hamilton’s present deal involves an finish after the 2023 season that means subsequent 12 months could possibly be his final within the sport.

However, Wolff advised a partnership between the Silver Arrows and Hamilton might proceed for an additional 100 races after the seven-time champion celebrated his three hundredth begin.

Wolff added: “We talked a couple of weeks in the past about how lengthy a partnership can go and the determine mentioned was about 5 to 10 years, so I feel we will go to 400 [races]. Somebody mentioned it’s a must to win the eighth [world title], so why not 10?”

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Hamilton responded to the feedback and claimed he was nonetheless having fun with life in F1. He defined: “I firstly simply wish to be grateful to get thus far. I am nonetheless contemporary and nonetheless really feel I’ve acquired loads of gas left within the tank.

“In fact, I wish to get again to successful methods and that is going to take time. I am certain we’ll sit down at some stage and discuss in regards to the future. I am having fun with what I am doing, and really feel actually proud working with this unbelievable group of individuals. I am additionally having fun with working with the game greater than ever.”

Nonetheless, Hamilton has beforehand claimed he wouldn’t be competing in F1 previous the age of 40 that means a brand new long-term deal could possibly be off the playing cards.

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