F1: Lewis Hamilton says he could retire from Formula One at the end of 2020

Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix in style

Lewis Hamilton says he could retire from Formula One at the end of 2020

  • Lewis Hamilton dominated on Sunday to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
  • The Brit is on the verge of a record-tying seventh F1 drivers’ championship title
  • Since debuting in 2007 he has gone on to have a legendary career in the sport
  • However his future in the sport is now in doubt with Mercedes deal set to expire
  • The 35-year-old has admitted that he might not even be on the grid next season
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19

Lewis Hamilton says he could retire from Formula One at the end of 2020.

Lewis Hamilton has sensationally claimed he is considering quitting Formula One at the end of the season.

The Briton’s surprising remarks came after a fine victory here at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix put him on the threshold of a record-equalling seventh world championship triumph.

If he wins in Istanbul a week on Sunday he will be re-crowned regardless of how Valtteri Bottas, his nearest pursuer, performs.

Hamilton’s form, his mood and results are all sky high, which made these musings about his future all the more bizarre.

When asked about uncertainty over his boss Toto Wolff’s future as team principal — the 48-year-old Austrian is considering becoming chairman or chief executive — Hamilton said:

‘I don’t even know if I am going to be here next year so it is not really a concern for me at the moment.

‘We have a lot of deep conversations, Toto and I, and I know where he is mentally. We carry a lot of the weight together.

‘I have been here a long, long time and I can understand him wanting to pull back a little bit and give more time to his family.

‘I would like to be here next year but there is no guarantee of that. There is a lot that excites me about F1’s afterlife, so time will tell.’