LEWIS HAMILTON will remain in Formula 1 for many years to come, says his Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
Many wondered if the 37-year-old would do that Look at his two-year contractworth around £80million after controversially missing an eighth world record last season.
but Wolff Discarded suggestions could throw in the towel, the 37-year-old Briton says he has plenty more in the tank.
Wolff said: “You can only leave if you don’t like what you’re doing anymore, but Lewis loves doing that.
“Lewis is in fantastic form, his lifestyle is extremely disciplined and he has many, many years ahead of him.
“And isn’t it a big challenge for him? He was at McLaren, then went to Mercedes when things weren’t great and has won six titles. The team got it wrong now but he can be a part of the promotion again.”
Mercedes has dominated the sport since 2014 Hamilton to become the most decorated star of the grid.
But a new set of rules this season saw that Silver Arrows are struggling to keep up with Red Bull and Ferrari.
Wolff says he’s committed to helping the team have a three-way title shot, adding, “I’m not sleeping and it’s not because of jet lag.
“I don’t sleep because I’m banging my head about how to handle these things. It’s a miserable state of mind.
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“But you mustn’t be unhappy. I have to look for solutions and try to improve to get more performance – and that goes for Lewis too.
“I see an upbeat Lewis when we start the day and then a dejected Lewis when the session has gone worse than expected. I had to stop thinking in terms of meetings and weekends and instead in terms of years.
“There will be years like this where we have really bad weekends, but those weekends are necessary for learning.
“Are we fighting for the World Cup? My expectation from a purely mathematical point of view is no, we are too slow.
“This has to be a runaway and not a long-term downward spiral. It’s going to be an outlier and that’s why we need to get it right now – not on the timer, but in our heads.”
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