“Fortunately I’m in a fortunate position where I’ve achieved most of what I want to achieve up this point, so there’s no real need to plan too far ahead in the future,” he said.
“I think we live in quite an unusual period of time in life and I just wanted one year as a…then we can talk about if we do more, keep adding it one [year at a time] if we have to.”
Hamilton is looking to win a record eighth driver’s title this year, allowing him to overtake Michael Schumacher’s tally of seven. Mercedes is aiming to win an eighth consecutive title and 1oth in total.
Last year, Hamilton was vocal in his support for the Black Lives Matter Movement, and also started the ‘Hamilton Commission into improving the representation for Black people in UK motorsport.’
Quizzed on what his main objectives for 2021 would be, Hamilton alluded to a more long-term goal aside from winning the championship, but stressed he is still focused on hitting performance targets for the team.
“The main priority for 2021: in the past it was just about winning championships. Last year there was a lot of discussion about equality and inclusion and I think there was a lot of talk,” he said.
“This year it’s about really pushing for diversity and making sure that action is taken.
“So that’s at the core of the drive for me, but of course we exist to win. So that’s what all these guys and girls here are working towards, so that’s my goal – to deliver that for them.”