Guenther Steiner makes Lewis Hamilton quitting Mercedes prediction

Lewis Hamilton's motorsport career has been carried out with the support of Mercedes, since his karting days.

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has backed Lewis Hamilton to see out his days in Formula 1 with Mercedes, a manufacturer he’s had ties with since he was just a child.

The vast majority of Hamilton’s entire motorsport career has taken place with the backing and with the support of Mercedes, who he’s driven for superbly since leaving McLaren at the end of 2012.

Since making the move to Brackley for the 2013 F1 season, Hamilton has claimed six world titles for the Silver Arrows, who’ve also won eight Constructors’ Championships since the 38-year-old made the switch.

The pairing are seemingly a match made in heaven, with Steiner expecting the Briton to sign a contract extension and remain at Mercedes.

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“No. I think he committed to Mercedes for the rest of his life,” Steiner told Sky Sports News.

Hamilton’s current contract is set to expire at the end of this season; however, both himself and team principal Toto Wolff have confidently stated that an extension will be signed before the end of 2023.

Despite the confidence in a deal being struck, many have suggested that Hamilton could make a surprise switch to Ferrari, with several pundits having labelled it as a “match made in heaven”.

The 103-time race winner has ruled this out, though, with him viewing Mercedes as his “family”.

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“I continue to feel very much at home. It’s family,” Hamilton told Autosport.

“I see myself being with Mercedes till my last days, to be honest. If you look at the legends, Sir Stirling Moss was with Mercedes till the end of days.

“So, that’s been the dream for me to one day have that… well I have that, so I mean just continue on with that and continue to build with the brand.”

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Wolff also has no plans to talk with other drivers, with there currently being “no Plan B” should Hamilton drop a bombshell and leave.

“I don’t want to engage in discussions with other drivers, because I’m happy with the ones that are in the team, that’s for sure,” Wolff said.

“At the moment, there is no Plan B. It’s Lewis.”