Plenty of fuel in tank after 300 races, says Hamilton

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Plenty of fuel in tank after 300 races, says Hamilton

After Sunday’s French GP where Mercedes’ seven-time world champion Hamilton had seized a second podium finish for the first time this season, the 37-year-old said that he still had “plenty of fuel in the tank”.

More significantly, in French GP, Hamilton had joined a league of just five legends who had attended 300 F1 races. However, while being asked whether he has been mulling an option to extend his contract with Mercedes to hit a record 400 F1 races milestone, Hamilton said, “That’s a lot of races”.

Hamilton says he has “plenty of fuel in the tank” after 300 races

In French GP, both Mercedes drivers, Hamilton and Russel, had put up a decent performance, as Hamilton ended at second and Russel had surprised Red Bull’s Sainz at lap 50 by overtaking him with an astounding move, seizing a podium finish.

Meanwhile, followed by the race, speaking with a press agency, the 37-year-old said, “"I firstly just want to be grateful to get to this point. But I still feel fresh and still feel like I've got plenty of fuel left in the tank.

I'm enjoying what I'm doing. We've got some great people leading the sport and having great conversations about the direction we're going as a sport, so I'm enjoying it more than ever. Of course I want to get back to winning ways and that's going to take time, but I'm sure we'll sit down at some stage and talk about the future.

But again, just with our team, I always want to continue to be building. It's one thing having races, but it's also continuing the work that we do outside and doing more... and we will. This morning I woke up just feeling incredibly grateful, just thinking about all the people that have been with me along the way”.

Hamilton is by far the most successful driver in Formula One with 103 victories and 103 podium finishes, the highest by any F1 driver ever.