Lewis Hamilton reveals surprising country he wants to move to

Lewis Hamilton has only ever claimed victory at the Australian Grand Prix twice, in 2008 and in 2015.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he’d “love” to move to Australia at some point in his life, with the Mercedes star currently dwelling on whether a move Down Under could work for his hectic schedule.

Hamilton expressed his love for Australia during a fan forum ahead of the recent Australian Grand Prix, with the 38-year-old having been left stunned by the incredible reception himself and team-mate George Russell received.

“I love Australia,” said Hamilton. “Just so you know. I’m already thinking about moving out here.”

Hamilton joked that perhaps Australia might be “just a little bit far from the factory” in Brackley, but that he could potentially make Australia his home for the winter.

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“Maybe in my winters I can come here,” he suggested.

Hamilton currently resides in Monte-Carlo like several other drivers; however, the 103-time race winner also reportedly owns homes in Switzerland, West London and Manhattan.

The Mercedes star is believed to have also considered purchasing a property on the US west coast, where he is occasionally spotted by fans.

Perhaps a dream move to Australia would be better suited to Hamilton once he retires from the pinnacle of motorsport, something which might not be too far away.

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Hamilton’s current contract expires at the end of 2023, with a new deal yet to be signed by the Mercedes driver.

Despite no deal being signed for 2024 onwards, Hamilton has expressed his intent on remaining with the Brackley-based team beyond this season, with reports of a multi-year deal being in the works.

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It was reported over the winter that Hamilton was on the verge of signing a deal for 2024 and 2025, meaning he could perhaps retire before the new engine regulations are introduced in 2026.

Team principal Toto Wolff has also shared that a deal with Hamilton will be sorted at some point, with some pundits and ex-drivers having suggested that Hamilton might be waiting to see if the Silver Arrows can make the W14 more competitive.

Hamilton will likely have to stay at Mercedes should he want to remain in F1 anyway, with a lack of seats being available elsewhere.