“Failure is not an option,” Lewis Hamilton shares update on his F1  future as contract with Mercedes ends this year


“Failure is not an option,” Lewis Hamilton shares update on his F1  future as contract with Mercedes ends this year

Lewis Hamilton

At 37 years of age, Lewis Hamilton has created a name for himself in the world of sports that very few people can achieve in a lifetime. The Briton is one of the most prolific athletes in the world, with numerous accolades and, of course, a record-setting seven World Championship victories to his name. But as all good things come to an end, it is inevitable that Lewis’ career in Formula 1 will get over sometime in the future, but he has confirmed that that time has not come yet.

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Speaking to RaceFans, Lewis Hamilton said that he is not looking to exit F1 anytime soon as he feels he has a lot of work left to do with Mercedes. Earlier this year, it was the talk of the F1 town that Lewis might be retiring at the end of the season, since he failed to perform at the level that fans are used to. But given his decades of experience in the racing business, he knows he just needs to improve a bit and then he will be back at the top.

Recently, with the retirements of Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and other Titans, the sporting world is now already lacking some of its stars–but Lewis Hamilton is not going to walk out so soon. Even after the shocking fact that Lewis has not gotten a single race win this year, he remains confident that better things are awaiting him and his team.

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Lewis Hamilton talks about how he wants to improve with Mercedes in the next season

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

For some people, it might appear that Lewis Hamilton is someone who is used to winning all the laurels in F1 as he has broken numerous records and achieved unimaginable feats in the sport. But in his initial days, the Briton had tasted failure too, and he never let that push him down. When he was asked how he copes with the knowledge that he has not gotten a single Grand Prix victory in 2022, he said, “With great difficulty.”

As athletes, we’re super-determined, we don’t like to lose, we don’t like to fail. Also, failure is not an option, but sometimes you do, and that’s part of the process.”

Then came the crucial question of whether Lewis is planning to stay with Mercedes even when the German team is apparently still playing catch-up with the ground effect in this new era of F1. To this, Lewis Hamilton said, “Definitely. Because it’s going to take longer than one year. We’ve got to pull through that thick slog and get to the point where we are a little bit lighter and we’re floating a little bit more. So yeah, I would say that it’s encouraged me to stay longer.

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This will definitely be good news to the countless Lewis Hamilton fans who look up to the racer and admire his relentless efforts to always be at the top. Now, it is left to be seen if Hamilton’s words come true and Mercedes is able to get back to their rightful place at the top of the standings in the coming years.

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