After the departure of Sebastian Vettel, there were immediate rumors about the retirement of Lewis Hamilton. Many believe that this could be an alarm for the Briton, but Hamilton is not thinking about it at the moment. “I think it’s a reminder that I’m in that part of my career where people that I came up with and raced with for so long will start to stop,” Hamilton said for motorsport.
“Before you know it, Fernando will not be here. And then, who was there after that? I’ll be the oldest I guess! But, no, it’s not made me think about that [retirement]. “I’m thinking about how I can improve this car.
I’m thinking about what the steps I need to take to get this team winning again, what is the road map to winning another world championship? “What are the steps we need to do to have everyone aligned in this sport to do more to start truly reflecting the work that we’re trying to do in terms of diversity? I’m thinking about all those things.
“When I talk about fuel left in the tank, I’m still fighting for those things and still feel like I’ve got plenty to go in that”.
Lewis Hamilton on his plans and goals
Lewis Hamilton has no plans to go for now.
When the right moment comes, and when he runs out of energy, Lewis will then make the same decision. “If I stop, I will still have fuel in the tank,” he said. “I don’t think I will go until I’m completely burnt out and have nothing left.
But, hopefully that’s a while off”. Hamilton's goal is to help the sport, to remain written in history, and to do something big for Formula 1. “The work that I’ve tried to do, what Seb’s been trying to do here – really igniting the fire of sparking conversations, to leave the place a better sport than it was when we found it,” Hamilton said.
“And I think Seb has definitely had a huge role to play in that and there’s still a lot of work to do, which I don’t know if Seb is going to do more work, continue on the work in the background with the sport or not.
“I doubt he’ll come back and do commentary, but you can never say never. But I do hope it’s in a better place. It would’ve been an awful waste of time if not”.