Hamilton not expecting major driver changes in 2021
Lewis Hamilton doesn’t believe there will be any significant changes to the driver line-ups of the top Formula 1 teams come the start of the 2021 season, despite Sebastian Vettel and himself having contracts that currently run out after 2020.
Hamilton has been strongly linked with a move to Ferrari, but he admits that he enjoys the freedom which is given to him by Mercedes to pursue other interests outwith Formula 1, which he says is important to him.
“It’s not about freedom, it’s about being able to be yourself. People say, ‘you wouldn’t be able to get the freedom here and there’, but I wouldn’t go anywhere where I would be able to be myself,” he insisted.
“When I joined this team, Mercedes embraced that and Toto [Wolff, team boss] could see this is the way I am.
“We have the biggest sponsors, we’ve been winning the most championships and we’ve won the most races. I don’t think there’s a single bad thing about it.”
The 35-year-old has won six world championships and is aiming for his seventh in 2020 which would put him alongside record-holder Michael Schumacher.
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