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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton discusses how much longer he plans to race in F1

Lewis Hamilton has spoken about his F1 future, admitting that he is unlikely to stay in the sport "too much longer".

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Lewis Hamilton has discussed his future in F1, admitting that he is unlikely to stay in the sport "too much longer".

Hamilton, 36, signed a new deal with Mercedes in July, which will keep him with the team until the end of 2023.

In an interview with Dutch broadcaster Ziggo, Hamilton was asked if he knows how much longer he wants to continue racing in F1, to which he replied: "I don't. I can't imagine too much longer, but it could change.

"Every year you're in a different place. Maybe we won't be in a pandemic next year and things change. I would say the pandemic has probably shortened my expectations of how long I would want to stay, but things could change.

"What I do know is right now I love doing what I'm doing. I love still being here and hopefully deserve to still be here."

Hamilton was also asked about his best and worst qualities in the interview.

"Let's say my worst quality is probably that I hate losing," the seven-time World Champion laughed.

"I don't know… For sure, I've definitely got bad qualities. Everyone has bad qualities. I'm really bad at communicating, I'm really bad at staying in touch with people, I have a really bad memory.

"My best qualities? I would say… I like to think that I'm really good with kids. I love kids and family."

Asked when the time would be right to have his own children, Hamilton said: "Not while I'm racing. It's hard enough with [my dog] Roscoe! Roscoe is like my son. It's hard enough just looking after him every day. I can barely look after myself.

"I don't know. It depends [on] what kind of world we're living in at that time. It's difficult times around the world."

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