Lewis Hamilton coy on F1 future after Max Verstappen wins title 5 months ago

Lewis Hamilton coy on F1 future after Max Verstappen wins title

'We'll see about next year.'

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he will 'see' about next season after suffering defeat to Max Verstappen in the F1 Drivers' Championship.

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The Briton was overtaken on the final lap by Red Bull rival Verstappen in a controversial incident in an astonishing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The 36-year-old was on-course for a record eighth world title, which would have seen him move ahead of the legendary Michael Schumacher, who won the championship on seven occasions.

Despite losing the race and subsequently the title battle, Hamilton was extremely gracious in defeat - congratulating the Dutchman and his team straight after the race.

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"A big congratulations to Max and his team," said Hamilton.

"I think we did an amazing job this year. My team worked so hard this whole year, it's been the most difficult of seasons.

"We gave it everything and never gave up and that's the most important thing.

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However, he has left his racing future somewhat in the balance after admitting that he will have to 'see about next year'.

When asked about next season, the Brit insisted that he still feels 'great' in the car but didn't give much away about next season.

He added: "I've felt great in the car in the past couple of months. We're still in the pandemic and I just want everyone to stay safe and spend Christmas with their families.

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"We'll see about next year."

Hamilton has won the championship every year from 2014 onwards, apart from in 2016 when he was pipped to the title by team-mate Nico Rosberg and this year with Verstappen triumphing.

While he failed to confirm that he would be back competing next season, it can be presumed that the 36-year-old will be keen to race again as he aims to become the most successful driver in F1 history.

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