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Lewis Hamilton with an emotional Schumacher statement - is he planning to end his career soon?

2020-10-27T15:42:33.228Z

Lewis Hamilton is currently collecting the records set by Michael Schumacher. But the series world champion could soon be saying goodbye to Formula 1 - he is hinting at that in Portugal.



Lewis Hamilton is currently collecting the records set by Michael Schumacher.

But the series world champion could soon be saying goodbye to Formula 1 - he is hinting at that in Portugal.

  • Lewis Hamilton has dominated Formula 1 at will for years.

  • The Briton does not yet have a contract for the 2021 season.

  • Before the race in Portugal, the Mercedes driver gives an insight into his future plans.

Update from October 26, 5:35 p.m.:

Lewis Hamilton

clinched

his 92nd Formula 1 victory on Sunday in Portugal - and

overtook

record world champion

Michael Schumacher

.

After his triumph, the Brit behaved like a real gentleman and thought of the German F1 legend.

“I think of Michael today,” tweeted Hamilton, “I will always have the utmost respect and respect for you.

It is really an honor for me to be mentioned in one sentence with you. ”Hamilton had set Michael Schumacher's victory record in the previous race at the Nürburgring and was presented with a Schumacher helmet by his son Mick.

It's been such a privilege to work with you all. I'm thinking of Michael today, I will forever have the utmost admiration and respect for you, it's truly been an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as you ...

- Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 25, 2020

First report from October 25th:

Portimao / Munich - new route - well-known winner:

Lewis Hamilton

has also

proven

in

Portimao

,

Portugal

, that he is in

a class of his own

in modern

Formula 1 *

.

After his

eighth win of the season

, the

Mercedes *

driver

, who is now the sole record winner in the premier class, is heading for his

seventh world title

, the sixth since 2014. Nobody has collected more titles, only

Michael Schumacher * has

already finished seven seasons as champion.

However, it should only be a matter of time before Hamilton

outperforms

Kerpener in

these statistics *

.

If he extends his contract with the high-flyer team again.

A new

signature

only seems to be a matter of time.

What the 35-year-old suggested before the race in the Algarve.

However, the Briton also let it be known that his

departure from Formula 1 is

not far off.

+

As almost always up front: Lewis Hamilton (left) didn't give his Mercedes team-mate a chance in Portimao either.

© Jose Sena Goulao / dpa

Hamilton on the end of his career: "It won't be much time anymore"

In an interview with

Sky Sports

, Hamilton said: “I would like to keep

racing

, but I don't know how long that will be the case.

It definitely wo

n't be much time

before I stop.

That is why I am now in a phase in which I slowly have to find out what the

future will bring for me

. "

Now the

F1 dominator

had made more frequent

hints about the end of his career

in recent years

.

In the course of the

racism

problems that were

increasingly

coming

into focus around the world, Hamilton posted

thoughtful messages that could certainly be interpreted as considerations regarding an approaching farewell.

This season, too, the only dark-skinned pilot

is leading the

field of 20 drivers

- not least on his initiative, there is a common

demonstration against racist excesses

before each race starts

*

.

Sebastian Vettel *

kneels

by his side.

Hamilton on the end of his career: "Haven't reached my peak yet"

He currently only sees the four-time world champion who once acted at eye level on the track when it comes to lapping.

Which will

probably hardly change

after his

move to Aston Martin *

.

Especially since Hamilton announced further great deeds in the said interview: “I think I have

not yet reached

my

climax

.

I'm sure I'm in a good phase. "

But all he could say so far is "that I plan to be

here next year

".

Basically: “My future looks bright, no matter

what decision

I make.

But it also depends on the times, on my worth and on the team's plans. "

Hamilton goes among the artists and talks about his first album

Hamilton on the end of his career: "It won't be much time anymore"

Of course, there is also the advanced age for a Formula 1 driver.

In the current field of drivers, only the 41-year-old

Kimi Räikkönen

has more life experience, but the Finn has to

fear

for his cockpit at

Alfa Romeo

for 2021.

In return,

Fernando Alonso will

return next year

after two years of abstinence - the Spaniard will be 40 years old next summer.

This shows that in Formula 1, in addition to class - and with some less talented drivers the necessary dowry - experience is also required.

Above all, the

extensive rule changes from the 2022 season

- postponed

by one season

due to the

corona pandemic *

- could cause Hamilton to ponder. It is "exciting to see what the cars will look like", but at the same time there are "many, many questions that still have to be answered". Apparently also whether it will be the year after the farewell of the

king of Formula 1

.

(mg) * tz.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

Source: merkur

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