Despite his 38 years, Lewis Hamilton still sees far. Very far. And the idea is obviously not to displease Toto Wolff.
While some observers imagine Lewis Hamilton retiring soon, as a result of Mercedes’ poor results for two years, the seven-time world champion has other ideas in mind. Because the native of Stevenage may be 38 years old, he still sees himself in F1 for many years. Asked about the prospect of racing until he is 50, the British driver warned: ” Never say never. »
« Brad [Pitt] going to race well as he is in his 50s, so I would be the third oldest rider after him and Fernando,” he continued in reference to Brad Pitt’s upcoming shoot at Silverstone, adding: “There are people like Tom Brady [qui a pris sa retraite à 45 ans]. There are different ways to train, eat and focus. Our body’s technology is changing and it’s just a matter of the mind – and whether you still have the will to sacrifice like you did when you started, and I did. ”
At 41, Fernando is still very strong
The idea of seeing Lewis Hamilton continue the adventure in F1 for many years is in any case validated by Toto Wolff. “Fernando has shown that at 41 he is still very strong. I think Lewis and him break down the barriers of what we thought was possible at a very high level. Even though Michael was also very fast before his final retirement, he was pushed around by Nico (Rosberg)”said the boss of the Mercedes team.
“We can see athletes like Tom Brady or LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis, who have reached or will reach over 40 years of age while still being at their peak”he continued, specifying: “And I think if you keep improving, if you know how to live your best life, have good nutrition, train and focus, you can stick around even longer. »