Hamilton says he dreams to retire a champion, but won’t leave F1 with Mercedes soon

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Hamilton says he dreams to retire a champion, but won’t leave F1 with Mercedes soon

Pouring cold water on growing debates on how long Hamilton would stretch his Formula One career, the 37-year-old seven-time F1 champion said in a recent interview that he dreams of a dream to retire as a champion, nevertheless, he has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Apart from that, addressing his friendly relationship with the Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, Hamilton also added that he wound not be leaving Mercedes, too. In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from Hamilton came forth nearly a couple of weeks after Wolff had told in an interview that Hamilton would eventually wrap up his career after winning a record eighth championship title, while Ferrari’s Leclerc alongside Red Bull boss Horner had told in recent interviews that Mercedes F1 team might unleash a much-better car this year compared to 2022 which would highly likely to challenge the Red Bull and Ferrari when it comes to drivers' championship title race.

Hamilton says he dreams to retire as a champion

Meanwhile, as optimism is running higher on a plausible Mercedes’ victory in 2023 F1 season, many analysts are saying that the “Verstappen era” would likely to wind up sooner-than-anticipated with other F1 teams nearing the Red Bull’s engineers, who had developed a scintillating racing daemon for Verstappen in 2022.

Nevertheless, speaking in an interview with a press agency, adding that he dreams to retire as a champion, the 37-year-old said, “Motorsport isn't the most important thing for me,” he told Sport Bild. “When I was a kid maybe it was.

Probably also when I got into Formula 1. “Ever since I was in my 30s, I've realised that it's all about making memories. With friends, with family. It's about key memories with the people who mean the most to you. “That's what I focus on and plan things to create those moments.

Because that's what you take with you in the long run. “Sometimes you wake up and have this feeling: I don't want to do this anymore. And sometimes you wake up and think: I can still do other things my whole life, there is definitely more I want to achieve.

It won't be a terribly long time now, but I'll definitely be staying. I think retiring as a world champion is a dream that every athlete has - and so do I”. Mercedes have reportedly been mulling an extension of Hamilton’s contract, which will conclude by end-2023.