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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton reveals F1 'dream' before retirement

Lewis Hamilton has revealed a race event that he would like to see added to the Formula 1 calendar before he decides to hang up his helmet.

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Lewis Hamilton has voiced his desire to remain in Formula 1 until the South African Grand Prix returns to the schedule.

The South African race was a consistent event on the F1 calendar in the 1970s and 80s, held around the Kyalami Circuit.

It was last part of the schedule in 1993, a race won by Alain Prost during his final season in F1.

The sport has been working to include South Africa on the calendar going forward to boost its reach to six continents during the season.

Talks have been ongoing for the last handful of years - however plans to bring the event back for the 2023 season were scrapped, believed to be centred around political issues.

However, Hamilton has asserted that he is taking measures into his own hands to ensure that the African continent is represented on the calendar in the future.

“I’m working in the background to get South Africa on the race [calendar],” the seven-time World Champion said.

“That’s like such a dream for me, I’ve got to stay until they get that race.”

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