Nonetheless loads of gasoline within the tank: Hamilton | The Specific Tribune



LE CASTELLET:

Lewis Hamilton stated he had “loads of gasoline left within the tank” after his 300th race in Components One on Sunday.

Solely the sixth driver to achieve the milestone, the 37-year-old Briton was requested after ending second on the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet whether or not he would possibly lengthen his contract with Mercedes and go for 400.

“That is a variety of races,” replied the seven-time world champion. “I firstly simply wish to be grateful to get thus far. However I nonetheless really feel contemporary and nonetheless really feel like I’ve bought loads of gasoline left within the tank. I am having fun with what I am doing.”

Hamilton is Components One’s most profitable driver of all time, with 103 wins and the identical variety of pole positions amongst a raft of information. A distinguished and outspoken campaigner for equal rights and variety, he made clear he was nonetheless having enjoyable regardless of his staff’s present issues.

Mercedes, constructors’ champions for the previous eight years, have but to win a race in 2022.

“We have got some nice folks main the game and having nice conversations in regards to the route we’re going as a sport, so I am having fun with it greater than ever,” stated Hamilton.

“After all I wish to get again to successful methods and that is going to take time, however I am positive we’ll sit down at some stage and discuss in regards to the future. However once more, simply with our staff, I at all times wish to proceed to be constructing,” he added.

“It’s one factor having races, nevertheless it’s additionally persevering with the work that we do outdoors and doing extra… and we’ll.”

Hamilton had performed down the importance of 300 races earlier than the weekend however he recognised it meant greater than he realised. “This morning I awakened simply feeling extremely grateful, simply occupied with all of the folks which have been with me alongside the way in which,” he stated.

Hamilton thanked an inventory of people that had supported him for the reason that age of 13, beginning with former McLaren boss Ron Dennis





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