Lewis Hamilton disproves Ted Kravitz and Martin Brundle’s assertions about his impending retirement by saying, “I’ll stay with Mercedes till the day I die.”
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Martin Brundle and Ted Kravitz both think that Lewis Hamilton might retire from Formula One soon, but it looks like Hamilton will stay in Formula One after all. This means that Hamilton is willing to stay with Mercedes if they can give him a competitive advantage.
There are no immediate plans for Lewis Hamilton to depart Formula One. Hamilton declared that he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon before the Italian Grand Prix.
The 37-year-old’s future at Mercedes has been the subject of speculation at the time of the statements. According to Jonathan McEvoy of the Daily Mail, the team has Daniel Ricciardo planned as Hamilton’s potential replacement in 2024.
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Mercedes may need to find a new driver after the 2021 season after Lewis Hamilton agreed to a two-year deal with the team. In the meantime, Ricciardo and McLaren mutually decided last month to part ways after the 2022 season.
Considering that his fate for 2023 was uncertain, he considered working as a reserve driver in 2023 before going back to his full-time position.
Lewis said that he feels more physically strong than ever, and the fact that he won’t be as challenging this year simply inspires him to keep going.
Life would have gone in different direction if we had won – Lewis Hamilton
In an interview with “RACER,” Hamilton said, “I think if we had won last year and then won this year, life would go in a different direction.
I’m finding ways to feel better physically, and I’m feeling fitter as well. The driver was certain that, at this point in his career, he is not even thinking about retiring.
We’ll make up stories about my retirement for years, but right now I feel fitter and more focused than ever, the driver muses.
“I have no immediate plans to retire. Being at Mercedes has always been my ambition. In 1997, I signed with them. “I appreciate how long our connection has been. I believe we are starting a lot of very great developments, both inside and outside of sport.
Despite his problems this year, Lewis Hamilton is not even thinking about switching teams. Until the day I die, Mercedes and I will always be together. In regards to his future, Hamilton said, “I feel like I can race a little bit more.
I want to think that I still deserve a position here and that there is a lot of work to do, but right now, where I am in life, I’m happy for the opportunity I have here.
A year after finishing second to Max Verstappen, the seven-time champion is off to a slow start in 2022. The British driver’s sixth-place standing in the F1 driver standings is on pace to be his worst finish ever in the series.
As committed as Lewis Hamilton is right now, he may change his mind if his performance does not improve and he believes his days of contending for the Formula One championship are over, but he will still try to fight out loud in the next few upcoming seasons.