Lewis Hamilton, the 38-year-old British F1 world champion, has recently signed a £100 million contract extension with Mercedes that will keep him with the team until the end of the 2025 season. However, it seems that Hamilton's focus remains solely on his career, as he has revealed that he has no plans to have children at the moment.
Too Focused on Career
When asked about the possibility of starting a family, Hamilton responded, "Not at the moment, no. I don't have time for that – I enjoy being an uncle! I haven't decided on this big step yet. I still have goals with the racing car – and everything has to take a back seat. I want to do my job 100 per cent."
Hamilton acknowledges the importance of finding a balance between his private life and career, but at this point, he feels that he must prioritize his racing ambitions. He added, "Of course, you have to find the necessary balance with your private life and make compromises. But fortunately that day hasn't come yet."
No Comeback in the Cards
In addition to discussing his familial plans, Hamilton was also asked if he could ever see himself coming out of retirement after he eventually decides to hang up his racing helmet, similar to the legendary Michael Schumacher. However, Hamilton firmly stated, "That will not happen to me. When the chapter is over, that's when it's over. I can't imagine standing in the paddock or in the garage – without then getting into a car. But as I've said before: never say never."
Chasing Championship Glory
Despite Mercedes' struggles this season, Hamilton currently sits in third place in the drivers' championship. He has overtaken Fernando Alonso and is now 75 points ahead of his teammate George Russell. With the end of the season approaching, Hamilton could potentially catch up to Red Bull's Sergio Perez, who is currently in second place.
Perez, despite having a superior car, is only 33 points ahead of Hamilton. Meanwhile, his teammate Max Verstappen is on the verge of securing his third world championship, sitting a whopping 173 points ahead of Perez.
Next Stop: Qatar
The F1 roadshow will be making its way to Qatar this weekend, and Hamilton will be looking to continue his strong performance. He won the last race in Qatar in 2021, as last year's event was canceled due to the World Cup.
Hamilton has consistently outperformed his teammate Russell this season, and fans are eager to see if he can maintain his momentum and finish the season on a high note.