Lewis Hamilton Intends to Stay in F1 for “At Least Another 3 Years”

Lewis Hamilton. Photo by Vianney Le Caer/REX/Shutterstock

British racing driver Lewis Hamilton isn’t getting tired of dominating in Formula 1. Hamilton, who won the last four championships, wants to stay in F1 for “at least another three years.”

Hamilton is the favorite to win the F1 title this year as well, which would tie him with the greatest of all time Michael Schumacher. However, the 35-year-old racer doesn’t mean to stop there.

“I think you still have to earn the right to be here in terms of how you perform and continue to deliver,” Hamilton told reporters on Thursday. “So my goal is to continue to deliver as long as I can. I do see myself going for at least another three years.”

Hamilton is only under contract with Mercedes-AMG Petronas for 2020, but sources close to the team said that the two sides are expected to reach an agreement in the coming months. His last extension came in 2018 when he inked a two-year deal that made him the best paid F1 driver in history with around $53 million-per-year salary. 

Lewis Hamilton opened the 2020 season missing the podium on the Austrian Grand Prix but then bounced back with wins on Styrian and Hungarian GP. He now has 86 career wins, being five short from Schumacher’s record of 91.