Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted 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 very best of the remaining this season, along with his 2021 title rival Max Verstappen seemingly on track to retain his crown.
Hamilton is presently in sixth place within the 2022 driver standings, behind Mercedes teammate George Russell.
Lewis Hamilton has thought-about extending his keep in Formulation One past the tip of subsequent 12 months
Hamilton, 37, received six drivers’ championships in seven years between 2014 and 2020 having taken his first title with McLaren in 2008.
4-time champion and long-time competitor and good friend of Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, introduced his intention to retire on the finish of the present F1 season final month
He signed a brand new two-year cope with Mercedes final 12 months, tying him to the crew till the tip of subsequent 12 months.
With the prospect of an unrivalled eighth championship holding him going, the British racer instructed Self-importance Truthful he’s ‘nonetheless on the mission’ when requested about his future.
‘I will be mendacity if I stated that I hadn’t thought of extending,’ he stated.
‘I am nonetheless on the mission, I am nonetheless loving driving, I am nonetheless being challenged by it. So I do not actually really feel like I’ve to present it up anytime quickly.’
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 combat for higher variety within the sport.
4-time champion Sebastian Vettel introduced his retirement on the eve of the race however Hamilton, regardless of being two years older than the German, stopped in need of contemplating stepping again himself.
‘It does not make me take into consideration my future, however it’s a reminder that I’m in that a part of my profession that individuals I got here up with and have raced for thus lengthy will begin to cease,’ he stated.
Hamilton received the primary of his seven world championships again in 2008 whereas with McLaren
‘Earlier than you understand it Fernando Alonso is not going to be right here, after which who’s there after that? I suppose I would be the oldest.
‘However I’m interested by how I can enhance this automotive, what steps we have to take to get this crew successful once more, what’s the street 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 variety.’
Hamilton will subsequent be in motion on August 26 for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, a race the seven-time world champion has received on 4 events.