While Lewis Hamilton claims he is not looking to retire any time soon, he says he doesn’t “fear” retirement as he has many other interests.
There is a lot of speculation in the media about when the 35-year-old Hamilton might decide to hang up his racing gloves. However, there’s no sign of the Brit slowing down any time soon.
“The core of what I do is that I love racing, I love the challenge,” said Hamilton.
“I love arriving knowing I have got these incredibly talented youngsters who are trying to beat me and outperform me, outsmart me, and I love that battle that I get into that every single year.
“And I am working with these guys who are so much smarter than me and they make me feel smarter, [and] when I am challenging them and proving them wrong so many times, it is unreal!
Still, the six-time world champion is not worried about his future after he finally retires.
“I don’t fear [the day I retire]. It is going to be a sad day, to hang up and stop doing something you’ve loved your whole life and as long as you can remember.
“But that is why I have all these other things in place that I can fall back on.
“The fashion side, for example, I’ve found another business that I can do for a long time if successful. Currently that is going really, really well but I don’t know how long it will go. But at least I have another interest.
“But there are a lot of different things I can be interested in. I know my life is not going to be over when I retire.
“And that gives me a lot of comfort but right now I feel physically good enough to continue so I’m going to try to eke that out as long as I can.”