10 November 2022
Lewis has often joked that he doesn’t want to be the oldest man on the F1 grid.
His immense success has occurred through his 30s; he has consistently indicated that he was most unlikely to be racing once he turned 40.
After opening talks with Mercedes regarding a contract extension, Lewis Hamilton plans to stay on the Formula 1 grid until at least 2025.
His current contract is due to expire at the end of next season, but he has made it abundantly clear that he has no plans to retire at the end of 2023.
Considering the immense difficulties he and Mercedes have experienced during this current season, you can only admire his motivation to continue. He does not need to race financially or title-wise; perhaps he knows something of Mercedes’s secret F1 plans?
Lewis champions environmental causes, human rights, social justice, equality and diversity. He says his primary motivation behind continuing would remain fighting for wins and championships. Still, he also wants to carry on so he can continue to make the sport more inclusive.
Mission 44 is a new charitable foundation launched by Sir Lewis Hamilton to boost social mobility in the UK. It aims to support, advocate and unshackle young people from underserved communities to succeed by addressing issues of inequality.
Additionally, along with Alex Albon, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz, Lewis has invested in TMRW Sports, the new technology-focused venture from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
It’s plain to see that this superstar aint’ going anywhere.