In the world of Formula One, there has been speculation about the future of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. Many have wondered whether the seven-time world champion would continue racing after his current contract expires at the end of 2023. However, in a recent statement, Hamilton revealed that he intends to sign another multi-year contract.
This news has caught the attention of his rivals, including Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who had a fierce rivalry with Hamilton in the 2021 season. When asked about his thoughts on Hamilton’s decision to extend his contract, Verstappen stated, “Yeah, he has to do what he feels is right, and as long as he wants to race [then] he should do it.”
Verstappen also reflected on his battles with Hamilton in the previous season, saying, “When you have to go to the limit and really fight for position it’s always very nice.” However, he also acknowledged that every driver is different and that he has had different kinds of battles with other drivers.
Looking to the future, Verstappen expressed his excitement about the upcoming seasons, saying, “I think we’ve had already great battles, and I’m sure that in the coming years all the teams will get a bit closer anyway. So, it will be interesting to see who is all up there to fight.”
The rivalry between Hamilton and Verstappen was one of the most exciting storylines in Formula One. Fans are anticipating more battles between the two drivers in the years to come. With Hamilton’s commitment to the sport and Verstappen’s hunger for victory, it is sure to be an exciting time for Formula One fans around the world.