“We only have one life” – Lewis Hamilton has committed to continuing in Formula 1 as long as he feels happy, signaling imminent contract extension with Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton is an inspiration to a lot of people striving to achieve success in whatever they love. And for Lewis Hamilton, the love is the thrill of Formula 1. Speaking to the ‘Formula for Success’ podcast, he committed to the sport until he doesn’t feel happy about doing it anymore.
“For me personally, we’re all struggling with something. You’ve got to find what you’re passionate about and what you love doing, and me personally, in my journey, there was a point where it just got too serious. We only have one life. You have to enjoy what you’re doing. You’ve got to find happiness every day in what you are doing and I think that has been really important for me to be able to live in the moment.
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“Yes, it’s a competitive space that I’m in, but when I get in that car and put down the visor, the team starts up the car and I leave the garage, I have the biggest smile. Even today, after all these years of racing. If there’s ever a day that that doesn’t happen, I don’t get that smile, I know that it’s done and I need to move on to something else.”
The contract signing seems imminent, with Toto Wolff suggesting the delay is due to the pair being at different parts of the globe currently. This will settle a lot of Mercedes’ fans’ nerves, as their team looks to steamroll towards an 8th consecutive title this season.