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Lewis Hamilton has one of the most decorated careers in Formula 1 racing. Lewis won his first-ever world championship at the age of 23 in 2008 a year just after his debut in Formula 1. So far, the driver has claimed 7 titles tying himself with the Formula One icon Michael Schumacher.

His last title was recorded in 2020, as he struggled to keep pace with Max Verstappen over the past couple of years. As Hamilton turned 39 this year, people often talk about his retirement and recently in an interview with, he admitted he could retire by the end of this year.

So, is Lewis leaving Formula One by the end of 2024? What could be his reasons behind that statement? Is Hamilton desperate to leave? find more details below.

Is Hamilton Quitting The Sport To Prioritize Focus On Building His Family?

The Briton has struggled in Formula One over the past couple of seasons since winning his 7th world championship in 2020 and could only finish third in the standings last season below the Red Bull drivers.

Lewis has admitted his downfall and is set to retire by the end of the 2024 season. However, Lewis signed a new contract with Mercedes at the end of the last season.

The new signing he made is set to expire at the end of 2025 by the time he will be 41. Previously in an interview, Hamilton expressed that he couldn’t visualize himself racing in his 40s and that is still possible according to him.

Hamilton opened up about starting a family one day, but that’s only possible for him after his retirement because of the sport which includes traveling around the world for the Grand Prix’s. He expresses having no time to start his own family, though does enjoy being an uncle.

“I don’t have time for that. I enjoy being an uncle. I haven’t decided yet whether I want children,” he continued.

“I don’t have time for it at the moment. If I want a family, I should focus less on racing and I don’t want to do that.

“There is a time and place for everything. Fortunately, I don’t have to make that decision now, maybe someday.”

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His love-hate relationship with the sport also challenges him to step down from his driving seat.

He said “I’ve now learned that you should never say never in life.

“I never thought that, after such a long time in Formula One, I would still feel the same love for the sport.

“It is a love-hate relationship – at times you love it more than at others.

“I think there comes a point when you’ve had enough. But the love is still there.”

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Gaurang is a writer at the SportsOrbit covering articles related to F1,Gaurang was 14 when he cared more about playing football than studying. But when COVID hit and he had to stay home, he discovered Formula 1. It immediately caught his interest. Since then, he's been really into Formula 1, watching every race and learning all about it. He still loves football, but now he's also a big fan of Formula 1, especially Lewis Hamilton. Even though he loves racing, he still looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol.