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Lando Norris

Norris hints Hamilton will retire from F1

The McLaren driver has indicated that the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will walk away from Formula 1 at the end of the year.

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Lando Norris has suggested Lewis Hamilton will retire from Formula 1 after the upcoming 2021 season, hinting the sport may lose it's most successful ever driver sooner rather than later.

Hamilton signed a one-year deal for the 2021 season only and talk of that contract being his last has been ongoing since the agreement was announced in February.

"He's a guy who loves doing a lot of other things outside of F1 and you have one life," said Norris to Sky Sports. "If you win eight championships you have to be very happy with that, if you win one you have to be very happy with that.

"I think he knows what he wants to do and he also wants to go and enjoy his life outside of F1 and for Formula 1 to not take up the whole period of his life.

"He's quite likely to get an eighth championship this year, time will tell."

Norris is one of three British drivers on the grid and is set to begin his third campaign in Formula 1 at the season-opener in Bahrain on March 28.


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