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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton outlines Mercedes targets before Ferrari switch

Lewis Hamilton has outlined his hopes for himself and Mercedes for the remainder of the 2024 F1 season.

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Lewis Hamilton has targeted for himself and Mercedes to leave "no stone unturned" before he leaves the Brackley-based team, and complete his huge switch to Ferrari.

With the 2024 F1 season edging towards the halfway mark, Hamilton's journey as a Mercedes driver has almost concluded. 

He is, of course, joining Ferrari for next year on a multi-year contract, which will see him enter the 2026 power unit regulations in red. 

Before moving to Maranello, there is still more Hamilton wants to do with Mercedes, although he is yet to consider the emotions behind winning one final race for the Silver Arrows. 

The 39-year-old is more focused on ensuring that the team continue to perform at the highest level before parting ways, which will mark an emotional departure for both parties. 

"I honestly haven't thought of that," Hamilton told select media including RacingNews365. "The goal is to win.

"But we talk about finishing on a high but I think ultimately just how we deliver, how we perform and how we work together as a team. 

"Just making sure that we've left no stone unturned through the year and we continue to press forward and develop and to carry ourselves to the highest standards."

Being motivated 'easy'

2024 has been another difficult campaign for Hamilton so far, with the seven-time world champion yet to finish on the rostrum. 

He had an excellent chance in the recent Canadian Grand Prix, only to struggle in qualifying and start in seventh. 

Hamilton was highly critical of himself after failing to be in the fight for pole in Montreal, raising questions over where he continues to find motivation.

For Hamilton, he stresses that finding motivation is no challenge, although there is a key factor to always bouncing back.

"Same as always, motivation, I think, is relatively easy," added Hamilton. 

"I think it's just setting your goals. You got to get up, get back up on the horse every time you stumble and get going. 

"But I think it's continuing to believe that you can do better each day and every day is new opportunities."

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