Lewis Hamilton Not Sure He’ll Be In F1 Next Year

Hamilton’s existing contract with the Mercedes F1 Team will expire at the end of the 2020 season.

Lewis Hamilton claimed yet another victory in Formula One at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, leading home a Mercedes one-two which sealed the Constructors’ Championship for the Silver Arrows with a few races of the 2020 season still to go.

There has been speculation about team principal Toto Wolff’s future at Mercedes all season, with the Austrian considering a new role within the organisation and, reportedly, even mulling an exit.

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Asked for his thoughts on Wolff leaving the team and how it might affect their performance, Hamilton said he isn’t particularly concerned as the Brit isn’t sure that he will be on the F1 grid next year.

“I don’t even know if I’m going to be here next year, so it’s not really a concern for me at the moment,” Hamilton said in a post-race interview.

“We have a lot of deep conversations, Toto and I, so I’m very aware of where he is mentally, and we share a lot of and carry a lot of the weight together I think.

“I’ve been here a long, long time. I can definitely understand wanting to pull back a little bit and giving more time to family and those sort of things,” he added.

Meanwhile, Wolff downplayed rumours that he is considering leaving the Mercedes F1 Team:

“But I’ve said that this is my team. I’m in a very proud corner with Mercedes and I’m not going to go anywhere.

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“My role may change in the future, and it’s something that he is asked and, and I think nothing is ever secure.”

Continuing, Wolff said: “It was like Niki Lauda in the 1970s: you could wake up one morning on a Friday or Saturday morning on a track and say: ‘I’m just not having fun anymore.’ And I think that can happen to anybody.

“But we want to continue this journey, we are not finished. Lewis and I and all the team, we’re not finished,” the Austrian added.

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