Anthony Hamilton: ‘Lewis is definitely carrying on racing’

Amid contract extension talks, Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony says his son is “definitely carrying on racing”, because “he loves what he does”.

With Lewis Hamilton’s 2021 Mercedes contract extension still not signed, his father Anthony assures the Briton intends to carry on racing.

“As far as I’m aware, he carries on racing,” the elder Hamilton told the Express newspaper.

“He loves racing, he loves what he does. He has a voice now in the sport, which is also fantastic, but as far as I’m aware he’s carrying on racing.

“It’s a definite, as far as I know, the last time I spoke to him yesterday, he’s definitely carrying on racing.”

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In 2020 Lewis equalled Michael Schumacher’s seven world titles record and is now on the brink of surpassing that unbelievable achievement. Anthony, however, says this is not his primary motivation for continuing.

“It’s nothing to do with targets. He’s not racing for trophies, he races because he loves what he does and also he loves to inspire others.

“At the moment his achievements, we hope, are inspiring young kids who have a dreams they want to achieve.

“As far as Lewis is concerned, and we as a family as well, it really is about hope, opportunity, dreams, achievements, and not so much targets,” concluded Lewis’ dad.

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