Lewis Hamilton discusses his experience with race at Formula 1
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Lewis Hamilton has pledged his future to Mercedes by ensuring he will remain with the team for the remainder of his career. The 37-year-old, who signed with the silver arrows in 2013, has won six of his seven world titles with Toto Wolff and co.
During a conversation with the official Formula 1 website, Hamilton spoke highly of Mercedes and opened up on what a record eighth world title would mean to him. “For years we’ve been going around, up and down with stories of retirement and stopping,” the Brit said.
“For me, I feel healthier than I’ve ever felt, as I focus a lot on that – I’m feeling fit. I love what I’m doing and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. My goal was always to be with Mercedes. I love that we have the long partnership we have.
“I feel like we are embarking on a lot of really positive things, not only in the sport, but outside. I think there’s a lot of work, a lot to accomplish together, so I want to be a part of that. I think I’ll always be with Mercedes until the day I die. I feel like I can race for quite a bit longer, so I’ll be potentially steering towards that.”
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In stark contrast to the last several years, 2022 has been a difficult season for the motorsport legend. He sits sixth in the drivers standings and is in danger of going through an entire campaign without winning a race for the first time in his F1 career.
But the resilient Hamilton remains committed to the cause and is determined to help turn things around while maintaining hopes of winning a record eighth F1 world championship in the future. “For sure, it’s a challenge,” he added. “For me, it’s just winning another World Championship. [With] every one, I’ve approached it as my first, and the feeling of winning the World Championship is so unique and special in its own way.
“Of course, the idea that no driver in history has ever gone past seven, you want to try and accomplish that. But I guess – as you get older – you realise the journey is the most important part and the ride that you do with all the people, and all the people that you bring with you, and all the people that you try to elevate.
“There’s an opportunity to elevate lots of people, not only in your team, but with the work that we’re doing, with Mission 44 – there’s a much bigger picture to it.
“But from a personal point of view, winning another world title continues to be a goal. I’ll be so proud to be able to do that for this team.”
After a one-week break following an intense triple-header, Hamilton will turn his attention to the Singapore GP this Sunday, a race he has won four times in the past.
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