Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton does not want to be racing into his late thirties like Kimi Raikkonen or Fernando Alonso.

The seven-time world champion revealed that he is enjoying his time in Formula 1 by continuously challenging himself.

‘Have many things to do’

Lewis Hamilton; Source: japantimes.co.jp

“I honestly hope I’m not racing at 40. There are so many things I want to do that it would be difficult,” he said.

“But in life the evolution is so fast that it can surprise you. For example, I didn’t expect to have as much fun as I am having this season. I don’t think it’s because of Max or anyone else.

“The reason is because I’m discovering new things about myself every day. With the pandemic lockdowns I’ve had more time to refine my talent, body and mind.

“I’m always competing against myself. I think about how to beat myself, I look at how I was last year and how to beat a seven-time world champion.”

New drivers are excellent

The Brit goes on to say that he is happy with the newcomers in the sport. This just confirms that the future of Formula 1 is bright.

He also states that he does not compare himself with these drivers.

“I don’t look at rivals much, but the new ones are great. Lando Norris, George Russell, Charles, and Carlos above all,” he continued.

“He has just arrived at Ferrari and he is driving very well, with Leclerc he forms a very strong duo. F1 is in good hands, I predict a bright future.”

Verstappen is an amazing driver

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton; Source: motorsport.com

Hamilton was also asked about his Red Bull rival Max Verstappen who is currently leading the Driver’s Standings.

The Brit claimed that Verstappen is an ‘amazing driver’ and the two have intense respect for each other.

“Yes, on and off the track,” Hamilton mentioned about the pair’s mutual respect.

“And it doesn’t have to change. He’s an amazing driver and it’s a lot of fun to challenge him.”

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