Hamilton has typically mentioned that he’s not wanting on the eighth world title which is able to allow him to interrupt Michael Schumacher’s document.
Many individuals have been speculating that the one 12 months contract that Hamilton has bought with Mercedes may very well be the top of his profession if he certainly goes on and wins the 2021 drivers title which will likely be a document eighth. But Hamilton says that he does not really feel that 2021 would be the finish of his F1 profession. “Of course we’ve got these changes that are happening next year, which is exciting, and I think this looks like it could be the most exciting season yet,” mentioned Hamilton speaking concerning the new vehicles in 2022.
“We’ve got new teams, new formats, it’s constant. I don’t feel like I’m at the end, but only in the next eight months or so will I find out whether I’m ready to stop or not. I don’t think I will personally, but you never know,” mentioned Hamilton.
Mercedes appeared shaky in pre-season testing the place many individuals have pegged Red Bull as favourites for the 2021 season. That may additionally assist Hamilton lengthen his stint in F1 however he’s already one of many oldest on the grid at 36. Hamilton has typically mentioned that he’s not wanting on the eighth world title which is able to allow him to interrupt Michael Schumacher’s document.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Hamilton have mentioned that they’ll start negotiations a lot earlier this 12 months in order that the contract renewal dialog does not spill over to the eleventh hour.
“The position I’m in has nothing to do with whether we are or we’re not winning a championship,” he mentioned. “I do not give up when the going will get robust.
“I needed a one-year deal and sure, I mentioned to Toto it could be good, if we’re to work on the long run collectively, we should always speak about it a lot sooner than January, simply earlier than testing begins.
“I’m fully committed to this sport. This sport is in I think the best place it’s been in terms of the steps we’re taking. I’m really proud of what F1 is doing in terms of acknowledging that they have a great platform to work towards a better world,” he mentioned speaking concerning the variety initiatives each Mercedes as a workforce are taking and F1 as an entire with the “we race as one” motto.
“And I love what I’m doing. I’ve arrived more excited I think than I have in a long time. I just said to Bono [race engineer Peter Bonnington], ‘I’m excited to get going. We’re going to have a really great battle one way or another and that’s what I’ve always loved,” he added.