However, Hamilton used the opportunity to end doubts over his F1 future, suggesting he could carry on for years to come. Speaking in the press conference. Hamilton said: “I will always be with Mercedes until the day I die and I feel like I can race for quite a bit longer.”
Hamilton also defended Ricciardo, claiming the former Red Bull star should be on the grid next season. He added: “I think he should be racing. I think he’s far too talented to. He’s earned the right to be amongst us all racing.
“Of course if he’s a part of our team it would be great but mean third [driver] role isn’t really a thing.