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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton details plans following F1 retirement

Lewis Hamilton will race in Formula 1 for at least the next two seasons but the seven-time World Champion knows what will keep him busy when he hangs up his helmet.

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Lewis Hamilton has revealed what he plans to do once he decides to retire from Formula 1.

The seven-time World Champion is coming to the end of his 17th season in F1 having joined the grid as a rookie in 2007.

Hamilton has enjoyed statistically the most successful career in F1 history with 103 wins, 104 pole positions and 197 podiums to his name.

Mercedes announced earlier this year that it had signed Hamilton to a two-year contract extension, ensuring he continues with the squad until at least the end of the 2025 campaign.

Given that Hamilton will be 41 by the time the contract expires, some have speculated that it could be his final deal as an F1 driver.

Hamilton's plan

Hamilton is also well known for his exploits away from the track and has dabbled in several areas such as music and fashion.

Speaking to Channel 4, Hamilton explained how he will continue his non-F1 projects when he walks away from the sport.

“I have a lot going on,” he said. “Designing clothes, producing movies and documentaries.

“I have my non-alcoholic tequila, I have Neat Burger that I'm helping push and grow. I've got Plus 44, which I'm working on to improve.

“I've got a sportswear brand that I'm starting. I’ve Misson 44, which has taken a lot of work.”

When asked how he manages all the projects, Hamilton added: “I have a huge team. So if there's a point where I dropped the microphone, I'm good. But I'm going to hold on for a while [in F1]

“I still just love what I'm doing. And I feel great physically. It's still a challenge, I still feel I'm able to give as good as I get.”

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