Seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed he usually thinks about quitting the game, regardless of being set to take up another contract.
Hamilton has been a powerhouse since getting into the game, profitable seven championship for McLaren and Mercedes together with six of seven between 2014 and 2020.
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He famously missed a report eighth title in 2021 after the controversial Abu Dhabi end, which noticed Max Verstappen declare his first title.
The 2022 season was additionally one in every of Hamilton’s worst as the game grappled with the brand new technical laws for the season.
It was the primary season of Hamilton’s 16-year profession he hasn’t claimed a win.
The 37-year-old is clearly nearer to the top than the start of his profession however Hamilton has sensationally revealed he desires of quitting the game.
“Generally you get up and have this sense: I don’t need to do that anymore,” he instructed German newspaper Bild.
“And generally you get up and assume: I can nonetheless do different issues my entire life, there may be undoubtedly extra I need to obtain.”
Hamilton is contracted to Mercedes for subsequent season and is anticipated to signal another contract earlier than the top of his profession, admitting: “It gained’t be an enormous time now, however I’ll undoubtedly keep.”
Whereas the argument concerning the biggest ever driver will at all times rage, Hamilton has construct a robust report, breaking a number of all-time marks in his unbelievable resume.
Hamilton is the one driver to have claimed over 100 wins (presently 103), essentially the most pole positions (103, 35 forward of the second positioned Michael Schumacher) and essentially the most podium finishes (191 — Schumacher second on 155).
He additionally shares essentially the most world championships with Schumacher at seven.
However there may be nonetheless one thing Hamilton desires to realize.
“Quitting as a world champion is, I feel, a dream that each athlete has – and so do I,” Hamilton mentioned.
“For me, motorsport will not be crucial factor both. After I was a child, perhaps it was. In all probability additionally once I got here to Method 1.
“Since I’ve been in my 30s, I’ve realised that it’s all about creating recollections. With pals, with household.
“It’s about key recollections with the individuals who imply essentially the most to you. That’s what I give attention to and plan issues to create these moments. As a result of that’s what you are taking with you in the long term.”