The announcement that Sebastian Vettel will retire from F1 at the end of this season has inevitably cast doubt on Lewis Hamilton’s own future. Notably, Hamilton, who is two years older than Vettel, is in the midst of his first winless campaign in F1 since his debut in 2007.
But Lewis Hamilton says as of today he has no plans to settle down to enjoy a pension plan or a luxurious retirement, despite Mercedes F1’s problems and the prospect of becoming an F1 senior in next season. claim.
“I think it’s a reminder that people I’ve raced with for a long time are in career parts that are leaving,” Lewis Hamilton alluded to Sebastian Vettel’s retirement.
“Fernando will be out of here in no time, and then who will be there? I will probably be the oldest! But that doesn’t make me think of retiring. ”
“We’re thinking about how we can improve this car. What are the steps we need to take to bring this team to victory again, and what is the roadmap for winning the world championship?”
“What are the steps necessary to bring everyone on the same page in this sport to truly reflect the work we are trying to do in terms of diversity? there is
“Talking about the fuel left in the tank, I’m still fighting for those things and I still feel like I have plenty of fuel left.”
“I’m still working on my mission, I still love driving, I’m still challenged by those things, so I don’t really feel like I have to give it up so soon.”
Motivation and ambition remain the same, but Lewis Hamilton says he knows there will inevitably come a time when his skills and mindset will start to wane.
But 37-year-old Lewis Hamilton says he plans to retire before that happens and well before he reaches the “burnout” stage.
“If it stops, there will still be fuel in the tank,” he said.
“I don’t think I’ll do it until I’m totally burnt out and have nothing left. But I hope that’s a while away.”