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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton reacts to Wolff's comments about his future

With Toto Wolff admitting that he could understand if Lewis Hamilton looked at other teams should Mercedes be unable to provide a championship-winning car, the seven-time World Champion has given his reaction to the comments.

Toto Wolff Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2023 Saudi Arabian GP
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Lewis Hamilton has given his reaction after Toto Wolff admitted he could understand if the Briton considered switching teams should Mercedes not improve "in the next couple of years".

While Wolff is confident that Hamilton will sign a contract extension with the squad beyond the end of 2023, the team boss added that he would bear "no grudge" if Hamilton looked to move elsewhere if they "cannot demonstrate that we're able to give him a [championship-winning] car".

When asked about the remarks, Hamilton suggested that he is not currently considering being anywhere else.

"I'm not focused on that," the seven-time World Champion told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I love this team. I'm so grateful for everyone that's been on the journey with me with this team. I don't envisage being anywhere else.

"I don't see myself quitting. I don't feel like I'm a quitter."

Hamilton: I am trying to be patient

Despite this, Hamilton acknowledges that Mercedes' recent struggles with the W14 have been challenging at times.

"I wouldn't say that it's giving me a lot," the 38-year-old said.

"I've been there and done that and bought the t-shirt many times. But I am trying to be patient and work with the team to get us to a good place.

"That's all I can say right now. I'm not planning on going anywhere."

When asked by RacingNews365.com if there might be a 'point of no return' where he feels unable to get more out of the car, Hamilton responded: "There's no such thing as 'can't', right?

"At the moment, it definitely feels like... I just couldn't get any more out of the car [in qualifying in Saudi Arabia], for example, but I keep trying."

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