The British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), six times F1 world champion and one step away from sealing the seventh, said this Sunday after winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola that “there are no guarantees” that he will to continue in the World Cup and that “there are many things” that “excite him about life outside.”
Hamilton, who has yet to renew his contract with Mercedes, spoke of the situation to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, who recently said he is considering his future. “I do not even know if I will be here next year, so that does not worry me at the moment,” he said in a statement reproduced by the motorsport.com portal.
“We have a lot of deep conversations, Toto and I, so I am very aware of how he is mentally, and I think we share a lot and carry a lot of weight together. I’ve been here a long, long time. I can understand wanting to take a step back a bit and spend more time with family and that kind of thing, ”said the Englishman.
Asked if there is a real chance that he won’t race in F1 next year, Hamilton said: “Well, it’s November, and I’m still here, it’s crazy that we are… Christmas is not that far off. Obviously I feel very good, I still feel very strong, I feel that I can carry on for many months.
«I have many things on my mind. I’d like to be here next year, but there are no guarantees of that for sure. There are many things that excite me about life outside, so time will tell, “he added. EFE (HN).