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Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton hopes his career will be over by the time he turns 40 but admits that life can be full of surprises sometimes.
Negotiations between Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have begun. Rumors have it that Hamilton would agree to earn less but only on the condition that the bonus he gets if he becomes world champion is raised.
Both Hamilton and Mercedes have already indicated that the negotiations should be concluded by the summer.
We can therefore assume that we can also admire Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes next year, but the question remains, how long will Hamilton continue with it?
“Honestly, I hope I don’t race again when I’m 40,” Hamilton told Italy’s Corriere della Sera. “There are so many things I want to do and that would be difficult.”
“But life evolves so fast that it can surprise you. For example, I didn’t expect to have as much fun as I have this season.”
So far, the championship is not a health walk in 2021. Max Verstappen seems to have the right equipment this year to really challenge the seven-time world champion.
But Hamilton enjoys it, he says the past corona year has given him different insights and that he has broadened his horizons.
“I don’t think it’s because of Max or anyone else,” said Hamilton. “The reason is because I discover new things about myself every day.”
“The lockdowns have given me more time to refine my talent, body and mind.”
“I’m always fighting against myself. I think about how I can beat myself, I look at how I was last year and how I can beat a seven-time world champion.”
“I don’t look much at rivals, but the new ones are fantastic. Lando Norris, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Carlos Sainz especially.”
“He has just joined Ferrari and he drives very well, with Leclerc he forms a very strong duo. F1 is in good hands, I predict a bright future.”
Despite seven world titles, Formula 1 clearly remains challenging enough for Lewis Hamilton. A new episode will take place in France next weekend in the title battle between Hamilton and Verstappen.
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