Lewis Hamilton says the of his bid for a file eighth world championship this season will not resolve whether he stays in Formula One.
The 36-year-faded is shriveled to Mercedes handiest till the pause of 2021 but he said on Tuesday he used to be “fully invested” in handing over for his crew.
Asked how mighty his future hinged on his title bid, the Briton told reporters after the open of his crew’s novel W12 car that he did not need that to be the deciding component.
“I got into racing attributable to I loved racing and I judge that’s got to be continuously on the core of what I form,” he said. “If I don’t admire racing, if all that it is most likely you’ll presumably very effectively be going for is accolades, if all that it is most likely you’ll presumably very effectively be going for is titles, I truly feel I would possibly per chance doubtlessly lose my method.
“With out a doubt or not it is the last dream (to be an eight instances champion) but I don’t judge that’s basically going to be the deciding component whether I take care of or take care of going,” added the sport’s most winning driver.
Hamilton has been a bustle winner in every season since he started off with McLaren in 2007 and took 11 victories last season. The Briton now has a file 95 wins, 98 pole positions and 165 podiums.
He overlooked certainly one of last year’s 17 races after testing certain for Covid-19, but serene obtained 11 and will originate the novel season as favourite again.
The Briton, awarded a knighthood after his seventh championship and with loads of outside interests in style and music, said it relied on whether he serene had “that smile” when he establish his helmet on and drove out of the storage.
“It be going encourage to ‘form you receive pleasure from it?’ Final year used to be a truly tricky year for each person, at the side of me. Nevertheless I judge there have been some truly impactful moments,” he said. “Will it serene be the case this year? we are going to quiz. Will I receive pleasure from it as mighty? We’ll quiz.”
The sport’s handiest dim driver, and active campaigner for racial equality and justice, had said earlier that his priority had modified from “appropriate winning championships” to pushing for diversity.