F1: Lewis Hamilton aiming for another three years in racing

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Lewis Hamilton aiming for another three years in racing

Lewis Hamilton looking to race for three more years.

The reigning champion said he came at the decision after taking time to reflect on his career during the lockdown.

He then came to the conclusion that he will be eyeing at least another three years in the sport.

The six-time world champion is in talks over a new deal with Mercedes and Sportsmail understands he is seeking an improvement on his current salary, from approximately $45m (£36m) to $50m (£40m).

Reigning World F1 Champion
Lewis Hamilton wants at least another three years in Formula One after reflecting on his career

Speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, he says he has been given ‘a lot of life and energy’ to keep pushing forwards in his career.

‘I would say the Covid-19 lockdown, when we had the first part of the season cancelled, in some ways gave a lot of life, a lot of energy to focus on some other things,’ he said.

‘That time off was really a bit of breathing space. It gave me a renewed bit of energy to perhaps go longer.

‘There is a point at which physicality and the mental side tail off, and I don’t know when that’s going to be.

‘But I don’t see that happening in the short term, in the next two or three years.’

Hamilton, who is aiming to draw level with Michael Schumacher this season and win a seventh world title, said his initial target was at least three more years and added he was also ‘conscious’ of ensuring there was diversity in F1.

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The 35-year-old can win a record seventh world title this season and wants to keep racing for three more years