Lewis Hamilton compares himself to F1 legend amid Ferrari rumours

Lewis Hamilton has supposedly asked Mercedes for a multi-year contract extension.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has absolutely no intention to leave Mercedes before he retires from Formula 1, with the 38-year-old wanting to emulate the legendary Sir Stirling Moss.

Moss is widely regarded as the greatest racing driver to never win the F1 title and sadly died in 2020, with his passing having rocked the motorsport world.

He stuck with Mercedes “till the end of days” and is without a doubt one of the Germans most famous drivers, with Hamilton wanting to stay with the Silver Arrows until the very end just like Moss did.

“I feel amazing about it,” Hamilton told Autosport.

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“I continue to feel very much at home. It’s family. 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.”

With that in mind, Hamilton is set to remain firmly with the German manufacturer potentially even beyond his F1 career, with the 38-year-old viewing the Brackley-based team as “my family”.

“I still have 100 per cent belief in this team, it is my family, and I’ve been here a long time, so I don’t plan on going anywhere else,” Hamilton said ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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Some have suggested that Mercedes’ poor start to the new aerodynamic regulations could tempt him to look elsewhere once his contract expires at the end of 2023, with many having labelled Ferrari as a good move for Hamilton.

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Whilst seeing Hamilton drive for Ferrari would be extraordinary, he is prepared to “fight” for Mercedes and remain by their side, as he has done “since I was 13”.

“I’ve been with Mercedes since I was 13, he added.

“We had a difficult year last year and I’m still here. And whether or not we have a difficult year this year, I’ll still be here. We fight as a team.”