Sport Hamilton could walk away from F1...or maybe not

23:52  17 july  2017
23:52  17 july  2017 Source:   Reuters

Bottas on pole for Austrian Grand Prix

  Bottas on pole for Austrian Grand Prix Finland's Valtteri Bottas kept champions Mercedes on pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix on Saturday after title-chasing team mate Lewis Hamilton was hit with a five-place grid penalty. Hamilton, who is 14 points behind Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel after eight races, qualified third fastest but will start in eighth place due to the automatic drop resulting from an unscheduled gearbox change.Vettel will share the front row with Bottas, with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Australian Daniel Riccardo on the second row.

IMAGE: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the fans. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images. Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely.

Motor racing- Hamilton could walk away from F 1 or maybe not - The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time.

British Grand Prix 2017© REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff British Grand Prix 2017

Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely.

The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time.

What came across strongly, however, was that the Mercedes driver felt in the form of his life and would always want to be a winner.

"Apart from being with my family, the happiest moment I ever have is when I’ve got the car on a knife-edge and that’s never really changed," he told reporters after Sunday's race at Silverstone.

Hamilton explains 'unhappiness'

  Hamilton explains 'unhappiness' Lewis Hamilton has pleaded for understanding about his perceived post-race unhappiness at the Austrian GP.Hamilton could only finish fourth at the Red Bull Ring, two places behind Vettel, while Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas reignited his own championship bid with his second win of the season.

LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely. The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a

LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely. The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a

"In terms of contracts and stuff, I can’t really say what’s going to happen six months from now.

"But what I do know is I’m loving racing. I really, really do feel within myself that I’m driving better than I’ve ever driven."

Hamilton has another year and a half to go on his Mercedes contract and is now just one point behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the standings at the midpoint of the season.

Bottas hit by grid penalty

  Bottas hit by grid penalty Valtteri Bottas has received a five-place grid penalty at the British GP for an unscheduled gearbox change. It is the second such infringement to disrupt the world champions in a week after team-mate Lewis Hamilton suffered an identical punishment in Austria.Bottas topped both of Friday's practice sessions, but the highest he will start Sunday's race at Silverstone is sixth after the punishment.Mercedes have had to change his gearbox before it has completed its mandatory six races, with a five-place grid demotion the automatic sanction.

LEWIS HAMILTON has hinted he could walk away from F 1 if Liberty Media extend the season much beyond its current format. “If there are 25 or 26 races or wherever, maybe it’s good in one aspect, bad in other aspects. “In how demanding becomes your life, and at this point of my career, I consider

While Lewis Hamilton has found the life balance that works for him, jetting across the Atlantic in-between races and taking a holiday in Greece just days before Silverstone, questions are regularly asked about his focus.

While Hamilton has found the life balance that works for him, jetting across the Atlantic in-between races and taking a holiday in Greece just days before Silverstone, questions are regularly asked about his focus.

There has also been speculation that he could seek to see out his career at Ferrari.

Asked whether he was speaking in terms of not knowing whether he would still be in Formula One in six months' time, Hamilton sought to clarify.

"No, I just think in life you don’t know what’s going to happen," he said.

"Right now I love driving and then in six months I might... it’s very unlikely because I think I’m always going to like driving, I’m always going to like doing crazy stuff," said the 32-year-old.

Earlier, in the post-race news conference, he had said he felt "no current reason to want to have to stop.

"I’m still enjoying it and I still have a contract with the team for at least a year so I plan to see that out at the moment," he added.

Only Michael Schumacher, with 91 wins, is ahead of Hamilton on victories while only four drivers since the championship started in 1950 have won four titles or more.

"Even in getting another championship, it will never be, ‘OK, now it’s time to hang up the gloves’. I’ll always want to win more," said Hamilton, whose previous team mate Nico Rosberg quit immediately after winning the 2016 title.

"Even when I do stop, something inside me will say I still want to get more."

Has Lewis hinted he could quit F1? .
Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could quit Formula 1 at the end of the seasonor has he?The Mercedes driver declined to definitively rule out he will leave the sport at the end of 2017 F1 season just hours after winning the British GP to close the gap to title leader Sebastian Vettel to just one point.

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