Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton intends to race in F1 in 2022

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he intends to remain in Formula 1 for at least another season after this year.

The seven-time champion signed a one-year deal with Mercedes at the start of 2021 but said on Thursday that he “plans” to be racing next season.

“I plan to be here next year and I want to help Pirelli in helping them towards having a better product,” the 36-year-old said.

“The drivers have wished for a more [high] performance tire. So it was important to see where the starting point is and what differences I can help so we have more mechanical grip, less degradation.”

Hamilton is currently first in the 2021 standings with 44 points, just one more than Red Bull rival Max Verstappen.

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