Hamilton: I don’t currently have any plans of stopping soon

Lewis Hamilton’s dominance of Formula 1 is likely to go on for the foreseeable future as the Briton revealed he is nowhere near to quitting the sport

During an interview with Sky F1 the five-time F1 World Champion said, “One day I will have to stop, but right now I feel fantastic physically and mentally.

But the 34-year-old was quick to add, “I don’t currently have any plans of stopping soon. There’s more to do, there’s more to win, there’s more to achieve together, inside and outside of the car.”

Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes, said to be worth of $40-million per year, is up for renewal at the end of 2020 and the smart money will be that the Briton will remain with the team that has helped him to four titles with a fifth beckoning.

Reflecting on his seven years with the Silver Arrows, he acknowledged, “It’s been a phenomenal journey. I think right now I’m just excited to see what more we can do together and what’s next.

“I honestly don’t know why some people decide to stop at the times they decide to stop, but I love driving. I really, really love the challenge.”

It would be foolish to bet against Hamilton bagging his sixth title while edging to within ten wins before he matches Michael Schumacher’s massive 91 F1 victory record.

A slew of victories early in the season, some quite unlikely, have helped Hamilton’s cause, he explained, “Eight wins in the first half of the season is obviously exceptional. Ferrari have had a good package, they’ve obviously come with a certain philosophy this year that doesn’t work everywhere.

“Red Bull, I don’t know what changes they’ve done to their car but they seem to really be able turn it round, I think the engine has really made a big step for them as well which is great.

“I look at those races and I say eight out of 12? There’s still some missing. So how did we miss those ones? How were we not perfect on those weekends? We’ve also had races where we were fortunate and Ferrari were quicker. Sometimes it was team error or sometimes it was driver error,” added the reigning World Champion.

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