Lewis Hamilton: “I honestly hope I’m not racing at 40”

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Although Lewis Hamilton indicated he is not thinking about his retirement, he also says he is not planning on racing at 40 years old.

Lewis Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes expires at the end of 2021, but the 36-year-old has recently said he is definitely looking to stay on the grid in 2022.

However, now Lewis says he is also not planning on competing in Formula 1 when he is 40.

“I honestly hope I’m not racing at 40,” Hamilton told Corriere della Sera.

“There are so many things I want to do that it would be difficult. But in life the evolution is so fast that it can surprise you.

“For example, I didn’t expect to have as much fun as I am having this season.

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“I don’t think it’s because of Max or anyone else. The reason is because I’m discovering new things about myself every day.

“With the pandemic lockdowns I’ve had more time to refine my talent, body and mind.

“I’m always competing against myself. I think about how to beat myself, I look at how I was last year and how to beat a seven-time World Champion.

“I don’t look at rivals much, but the new ones are great. Lando Norris, George Russell, Charles [Leclerc], and Carlos [Sainz] above all.

“[Carlos] has just arrived at Ferrari and he is driving very well. With Leclerc he forms a very strong duo.

“F1 is in good hands, I predict a bright future.”

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