With the 2022 Components 1 season coming into its remaining stretch, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton addressed each his season, and his future, in a current sitdown with Formula1.com. Within the dialogue, the driving force outlined what a record-breaking eighth Components 1 World Championship would imply to him, his future within the sport and his future with the Mercedes racing workforce.
Hamilton, who has fallen out of rivalry for a championship this season, lately made his three hundredth Grand Prix begin and is at the moment the record-holder for essentially the most pole positions (103) and victories (103) in F1 historical past. His seven titles place him alongside the legendary Michael Schumacher for essentially the most in F1 historical past, and with yet another title, he would stand alongside atop the game.
In fact, the concept that no driver in historical past has ever gone previous seven, you wish to try to accomplish that. However I suppose – as you grow old – you realise the journey is crucial half and the trip that you just do with all of the individuals, and all of the individuals that you just carry with you, and all of the individuals that you just attempt to elevate…
Hamilton’s greatest performances this season have been a pair of second-place finishes, first on the French Grand Prix again in July when he completed ten seconds behind Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen. That Grand Prix was notable for a crash from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc that noticed Leclerc give the result in Verstappen on lap 18, permitting Purple Bull to cruise to the victory.
Hamilton then completed second on the Hungary Grand Prix every week later, in opposition to behind Verstappen, regardless of posting the quickest lap time in the course of the occasion.
Nonetheless, even supposing Hamilton and Mercedes have fallen out of title rivalry, the driving force has no visions of being wherever else. “I believe I’ll all the time be with Mercedes till the day I die. I really feel like I can race for fairly a bit longer, so I’ll be doubtlessly steering in the direction of that.”
Hamilton’s future additionally includes a foray into the Nationwide Soccer League. It was introduced lately that he was becoming a member of the brand new possession group of the Denver Broncos:
Excited to hitch an unimaginable group of homeowners and turn into part of the @Broncos story!! Honoured to work with a world class workforce and serve for example of the worth of extra numerous management throughout all sports activities. Roscoe already thinks he made
the workforce #LetsRide pic.twitter.com/TSLQdPM8Hz
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) August 2, 2022
Nonetheless, his focus is on the monitor, and that potential record-setting championship. So you’ll be able to put these tales about his impending retirement on the shelf for some time longer:
For years we’ve been going round, up and down with tales of retirement and stopping. For me, I really feel more healthy than I’ve ever felt, as I focus so much on that – I’m feeling match. I really like what I’m doing and I don’t plan on stopping any time quickly.
The following F1 Grand Prix is about for the top of the month, with the Singapore Grand Prix. That is the primary time the Singapore Grand Prix might be held after a two-year layoff as a consequence of Covid-19. Hamilton completed fourth on the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, received by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
F1 lately introduced their 2023 schedule, with a report 24 occasions, together with 3 in the US.