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Ralf Schumacher suggests success may have taken its toll on Lewis Hamilton. The British driver could take his 93rd race win which will almost guarantee his seventh World title.
Speaking to the media after his victory at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Hamilton said his continued participation in Formula 1 beyond this season was not guaranteed.
“I don’t even know if I’m going to be here next year,” he told the media. “I’ve been in a long, long time. I can definitely understand wanting to pull back and give more time to family and those things.”
Schumacher says he understands it.
“This is now the seventh title that he will win, it doesn’t leave you without a mark,” Speedweek quotes the former F1 driver as having said. “For years this has been a lot of traveling, a lot of energy, a lot of sacrifice – and of course that sucks your strength.”
Hamilton, Schumacher speculates, could be using his threat to quit as a bargaining tool.
“I think that due to the corona pandemic, they are not agreeing on the salary,” he said. “Perhaps he is also uses that as a means.”