LEWIS HAMILTON has acknowledged that he DOES need to proceed in Components One as he hunts down one other of Michael Schumacher’s data.
A 77-point lead on the prime of the Drivers’ Championship seems to be to be unassailable in his pursuit of a seventh world title.
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes contract expires on the finish of the yrCredit score: Splash Information
That will draw the Brit stage with Ferrari legend Schumacher, whose 91 race wins Hamilton topped with victory in Portugal last weekend.
After that race, Hamilton insisted Mercedes’ dominance of the game can proceed – with himself behind the wheel.
The six-time champ informed Sky Sports: “I positively do not assume it is over.
“I need to proceed.
“I believe as soon as we get the job completed and the stress of the bubble and every little thing passes on, we will get to no matter snug or uncomfortable place we must be in and we’ll get it completed so we will proceed.”
Hamilton, 35, has admitted that it’s ‘not going to be a very long time’ earlier than he hangs up his steering wheel.
Together with his present £40million-a-year contract up at the end of the season, the star admitted he was not beforehand in the precise headspace to take a seat down with Merc boss Toto Wolff and thrash out a deal.
But, with the hindsight of the coronavirus pandemic, he does acknowledge that it could have been a good suggestion to signal on a yr in the past.
Hamilton famous: “Naturally I believe already final yr, in Hungary final yr I believe Toto was speaking about signing a contract.
“After all the pandemic wasn’t then and also you look again and you are like possibly I ought to have signed it then.
“However the factor is I simply assume issues occur on the proper time and I positively wasn’t prepared mentally on the time.
“I wished to present myself the area mentally to actually take into consideration what I need to do, assume if there’s any changes for me and for the workforce, how can we get extra out of one another – how can I give them a better time.”