Lewis Hamilton offers update on new Mercedes contract

Lewis Hamilton is in the middle of negotiations with Mercedes over his future at the team and in Formula 1, with his contract due to expire

As contract negotiations continue to rumble on, Lewis Hamilton has offered an insight into his future at Mercedes and within the sport.

Hamilton’s delay in renewing his contract comes as Mercedes struggles to compete against title-leaders Red Bull, putting his shot at a record-breaking eighth world title in doubt.

The 38-year-old’s contract is currently set to expire at the end of the 2023 season but he is showing no signs that he’s ready to leave the sport, insisting he is determined to win another world championship.

“I think, for me personally, just as long as I can continue to help the team, as long as I can continue to help drive the team forwards and really contribute, then that’s why I want to stay,” Hamilton told reporters.

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“If there’s ever going to be a point where I feel like I’m not able to do that, then it’s time for a youngster to come in to take my seat. But I’m still pretty young, in pretty decent shape.

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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.”

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It has been suggested that Hamilton could follow in the footsteps of Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss and end his career at the Silver Arrows, having spent almost a decade with the team.