During the press conference leading up to the first of two races in a row on his home track Silverstone, the British stated on Thursday that he would still like to be part of the king’s class in the coming years.
“Of course I cannot guarantee anything, but my plan is to remain a Formula 1 driver for the time being. That is certainly my goal, yes ”, said the six-time world champion, who takes the lead in the World Cup position after the three opening races.
As crazy as it may sound, the coronavirus has given the Brit new energy, he says. “Covid-19 was negative in many, many ways, but it also gave me time to focus on other things. This breather means that I may and can stay active longer. ”
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas speak to the media at the Silverstone circuit.
Hamilton prefers to stop at his peak in recent years, having regularly fought beautiful duels with Max Verstappen. “I really want to earn my position here. It should not be taken for granted that I come back every year, because I have become world champions several times. My goal is therefore to continue to perform as long as possible. Preferably forever, but I also know that as a driver you will at some point lose physically and mentally. I don’t know when that will happen, but I really see myself going on for another three years. ”
Hamilton is chasing the record of Michael Schumacher, the only driver to win seven world titles in Formula 1. The Mercedes leader has been actively involved in the racism debate for weeks. As the only black driver in Formula 1, he makes his voice heard clearly.