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Lewis Hamilton is yet to sign a contract extension with Mercedes, even though he won seventh F1 Drivers’ Championship last year. The Brit is currently a free agent.
Some have suggested Hamilton could retire, with the Brit keen to pursue other avenues such as Electric E racing. But his father has already suggested his son doesn’t want that to happen. In November, the father claimed, the 36-year-old was still hungry to achieve more success.
“As far as I’m aware, he carries on racing,” he said. “He loves racing, he loves what he does. He has a voice now in the sport, which is also fantastic, but as far as I’m aware he’s carrying on racing. It’s a definite, as far as I know, the last time I spoke to him yesterday, he’s carrying on racing.”
Hamilton’s father also claimed the Brit was committed to chasing down his dreams.
“It’s nothing to do with targets,” he added. “He’s not racing for trophies, he races because he loves what he does and also he loves to inspire others. At the moment his achievements, we hope, are inspiring young kids who have a dreams they want to achieve.
“As far as Lewis is concerned, and we as a family as well, it really is about hope, opportunity, dreams, achievements, and not so much targets [on the track].”