Lewis Hamilton’s next win will be his 92nd in Formula 1, a feat which will see him become the most successful driver in the sport’s history in terms of victories. But with the wins still coming thick and fast despite being in his 14th season, Hamilton has admitted that he’s enjoying being an F1 driver as much as ever – and not relishing the prospect of hanging up his helmet one day.
Hamilton drew level with Michael Schumacher on 91 victories after triumphing at the Eifel Grand Prix, while with team mate Valtteri Bottas retiring from the race, Hamilton’s advantage in the drivers’ standings over the Finn stretched to 69 points – with the Briton seeking to match Schumacher’s record of seven world championships this season too.
But with one eye on the day he decides to walk away from the sport, Hamilton admitted after his Eifel Grand Prix victory that leaving Formula 1 would be a wrench.
“Like everyone here, I love doing what I do,” he said, after winning out over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo at the Nurburgring. “It’s so hard and I think I would be willing to say there’s potentially not enough respect that is given to all these drivers who dedicate their lives in terms of preparation, the amount of work