Hamilton expects to race in F1 until he is 37

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Lewis Hamilton says he is likely to race in Formula One until he reaches the age of 37.

The triple world champion turned 30 this year and currently sits third in the all-time list of grand prix winners with 43 victories to his name. His current contract runs until the end of the 2018 season, but Hamilton sees himself racing for a further four years beyond the end of that deal.

Speaking to CBS's Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes, when it was put to him that the target was to win a fourth and fifth world championship, Hamilton said: "There’s more than that.

"I’m 30 now so there’s targets outside the racing. The racing world is a comfortable world for me in which I’ve grown to be able to do what I need to do and I love doing that part and I don’t want to get rid of it. But now I am realising there’s a big world out there, there are so many things you can do, so many places you can see, so many people to meet. Different cultures, languages, learning instruments, reading books, there’s so much knowledge out there.

“So now I’m on a quest to try and figure out what I want to do particularly when I stop because nine years have gone really quickly in Formula One. I probably have another seven maybe or eight years … I think seven. I think I'm going to stop when I’m 37.”

And explaining his motivation every time he gets behind the wheel, Hamilton said: "I want to crush everyone. I want to outsmart everyone."

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