Toto Wolff is certain Lewis Hamilton “can win the eighth world title”

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he is “absolutely certain that Lewis can win the eighth world title with us”, and adds “he is not going to go elsewhere”.

Lewis Hamilton’s contract expires at the end of 2023, but the Briton has already indicated he will remain in Formula 1, and will drive only for Mercedes.

In a talk with the Press Association, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff was asked about Lewis’ future.

“I am absolutely certain that Lewis can win the eighth world title with us,” the Austrian said.

“He is not going to go elsewhere, and if we can provide a car that is competitive and he can fight for wins, he is going to win more titles.

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“For him retirement, is still far away. But he asks himself, ‘am I still happy with my performances?’ And once he comes to the conclusion that he is not, he will be the first one to say that is it.”

Wolff adds he is sure Lewis can drive well into his fourties.

“I have no doubt that we will be extending [his contract]. The science today can make sports people, if they are disciplined, go much longer than in the past.

“Look at Fernando Alonso. He is 41, and he is still mega so no doubt, there are many years left in Lewis,” the Austrian concluded.

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