Lewis Hamilton reveals his ‘dream’ as he breaks silence on Mercedes exit rumours

Mercedes are hoping to retain Lewis Hamilton beyond his current contract, which expires at the end of the 2023 season.

Lewis Hamilton might be in the last year of his current contract with Mercedes but the seven-time world champion doesn’t appear to be planning to leave the Silver Arrows anytime soon.

Questions have been asked about Hamilton’s future with the team, as it goes through a tough period following the implementation of new regulations.

The difficulty to adapt saw Hamilton record his first winless season in Formula 1 last year, while teammate George Russell outscored him and secured the only Mercedes victory.

Hamilton has suggested he intends to re-sign with the team and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has said that agreeing a new deal is merely a formality.

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The former world champion has now gone further, declaring that he will follow in the footsteps of Sterling Moss and remain at Mercedes until the “end of days.”

“I feel amazing about it,” Hamilton said when asked about his partnership with Mercedes.

“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.  

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“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.

“I’ve got some amazing allies within the team. I’ve got great relationships here.  

“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.  

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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.” 

Despite Mercedes seeming to suggest they wouldn’t be able to compete in 2023, the team secured a P2 finish in Australia, even leading the race in the early stages.

Currently sat in P3 of the Constructors’ Standings, Mercedes will be looking to fight Aston Martin for that coveted P2 spot if Red Bull continues to show its dominance over the field.