Hamilton tipped to join new F1 team in 2022 to ‘earn more’ and ‘keep lifestyle’

Lewis Hamilton has been tipped to join a new Formula One team in 2022 in a bid to earn more money and keep his lifestyle.

That is the verdict from former F1 driver Christian Albers.

The seven-time World Champion put to bed speculation over his future after signing a one-year contract with Mercedes earlier this month.

Negotiations had stretched on for an unnervingly long time between both parties.

Hamilton looked set to start the season without a team but, with weeks to go until the new season, he will continue his time with the Silver Arrows.

The Brit has been with Mercedes since 2013 but there were murmurs he was prepared to cut ties with them.

However, by signing a one-year deal, it has not banished talk of the 36-year-old leaving Mercedes or even calling it a day in F1 entirely.

But Albers believes the Stevenage-born star could not stay away from the sport for too long.

“I see him switching to another team where he can earn more,” Albers said on De Telegraaf’s F1 podcast.

“During the season he will certainly start looking around him.

"He is an outspoken driver and also for that reason he will want to stay in Formula 1, because of course there he can always share his opinion.

“You can see that from everything, he is often in America to hang out with the stars.

"He wants to keep that lifestyle, so because of that he will definitely continue in Formula 1.

“If he were to leave the sport, I think he would end up in a black hole pretty quickly.”

Hamilton is looking to break Michael Schumacher's seven-title record this season and is the favourite to do so.

And Albers has touted the Brit to go on and beat the legendary racecar driver's to become, statistically, the best of all time.

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  • “Lewis is not going to stop for now, he is still in his element,” Albers said.

    “He talks sometimes that he might retire, but he’s really enjoying the sport. He really likes the show, he wants to level up.

    “So I really don’t see him stopping, even next year. He feels at home in this world, where he also deals with the greatest artists in the world.”

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