“A place to call my own”: Hamilton hints at England return

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton recently spoke about missing life in England. The world champion moved out of the country 14 years ago. While he initially spent time in Switzerland, in 2012, he made the switch to Monaco.

While claiming that it was all for more privacy, he did not hide from the fact that the tax benefits However, he did admit that the tax benefits were an added incentive.

However, he recently spoke about the prospect of moving back to England, to his £18-million west London mansion.

“I do have a home in England, which I am really excited to be finished, so when I do come to England I finally have an anchor,” he said.

“A place to call my own, rather than staying in hotels, which is never particularly enjoyable considering I do that a lot throughout the year.

“I think it is the start of something great and a place I will naturally have my family come to and maybe, in the future, have a family.”

On pre-season problems for Mercedes, Hamilton said it was better the team is aware of the problem at this stage as it will give them an opportunity to rectify this before the start of the season.

“It’s better that it doesn’t go smooth now and go smooth once we get into the racing season. This is the perfect time for us to find the issues and have the problems. I welcome that.

“We’re a multi championship-winning team and we know how to pull together and keep our head down and focus on the job.”

Will Mercedes have it all its own way this season or will it face sterner competition from the likes of Red Bull, McLaren and Aston Martin?

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