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Hamilton expects to continue in F1 until 2020

  • Published on 09 Dec 2017 11:46
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton says that he expects to continue racing in Formula 1 until at least the end of 2020. The Briton has long contemplated his future, previously admitting that the idea of leaving the sport and retiring was tempting.

Hamilton wrapped up his fourth world title in 2017, beating Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to the spoils. Hamilton's current contract with Mercedes expires at the end of next season, however the Silver Arrows are expected to lay out an extension for the 32-year-old.

The former McLaren racer revealed that people have told him to stay in the sport for as long as he can, but he says that is not an option:  "I have spoken to those who have retired early, those who retired late and everyone says stay in as long as you can. That's not going to happen.

"The seasons are getting longer and longer and you see the things I do outside, which take a lot of my energy and time. I'm enjoying what I'm doing now. I enjoy being with this team, I love racing and I still feel at the moment I'm driving at my best."

Hamilton says that for now, he will keep going in the sport, until possibly handing the baton over to George Russell, a Mercedes junior: "While the car is in this form of rules until 2021 at least, I think that's going to be the window I'm still here. Who knows? Maybe in 2021 I'll hand the baton over to George. He'll be there anyway before then. But yeah, I'm going to keep going."

 

Fergal Walsh

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