Lewis Hamilton described his Formula 1 achievements so far as an unfinished masterpiece and isn’t prepared to contemplate retiring from the sport yet.2020 F1 season.
“It’s a scary thought that one day we athletes have to hang up [and] stop doing what we’ve loved our whole lives,” said Hamilton in a Mercedes video.
“I don’t know if I’ve quite hit my peak yet but obviously I’m nearby. And I feel energised, I feel like I could still run a marathon right now. I feel like I’ve still got more to do.”
In addition to his six world titles Hamilton has amassed 83 race wins. He is closing on the all-time records for both, held by Michael Schumacher, who won seven championships and 91 races.
“I really like the idea of thinking of an artist creating a masterpiece,” said Hamilton. “Ultimately what I do is an art form. That’s the idea in my mind that I’m trying to create a masterpiece and it’s still not finished quite yet.
“How I get to that point I don’t quite yet know. I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication, a lot of focus. It’s going to take a lot of help from a lot of great people around me, a lot of great collaboration of hard working people.
“But I’ve done it once, I’ve done it now six times, I know we can do more and I know we can be better so we’re going to keep pushing.”
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