Hamilton targets eighth title
Lewis Hamilton is aiming for the eighth world title, giving an indication of his contract extension with Mercedes.
Hamilton wants to overtake Schumi – and has his sights set on the next World Cup!
“The eighth title is a huge thing, I have difficulties to pronounce the number, but still that will be the topic that will be talked about in 2021”, Hamilton is now quoted by SportWeek, the magazine of Gazzetta dello Sport. Hamilton continues: “I’m also completely focused on this title, with a great group of people around me.”
Lewis Hamilton with dog Roscoe
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While Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff reported that the engines were down in the last race, Hamilton disagreed. “We always asked the maximum from our engines, but they were simply faster. So we still have to work very hard. ”The Briton, meanwhile knighted and thus a real sir, knows about the danger of series victories. “When you’re growing, you can take great strides as a hunter. But when you’re already at the top it’s harder to take these smaller steps forward. “
Wolff also expects the contract to be announced soon. “There’s no news yet, but we’re not that far away,” he says. “We know the deadline is the day we travel to Bahrain for the winter tests, but by then we will have everything in a dry place.”
Wolff does not expect a three-year contract
Background: From 2023, both drivers can only cost 30 million euros together. Unless you’ve signed the contract beforehand. From Hamilton’s point of view, the British should actually be keen to commit themselves for three years – unless he wants to retire from Formula 1 at the end of 2022.