Five-time world champions Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he wants to have children at one point in his life but also acknowledged that he doesn’t want them in F1.
Hamilton, who sealed his fifth world title with a fourth-place finish in Mexico and is now level with Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio, now braces himself for the penultimate race of the season, the Brazilian Grand Prix; a venue where Mercedes have won three of their past four races.
As far as his contract is concerned, he is tied with the Silver Arrows until 2020, having signed a new £40million-a-year deal earlier this season. But at 33, the Brit knows time is not at his disposal, and for that matter, he has already made his plans viable. The first at the utmost thing he is preferring is to have a better future for the coming generation.
And for that to happen, he is willing to ‘meet government heads and understand the curriculum they are giving the kids.’ And as far as his personal life is concerned, he has said that although he believes he won’t be a great father, he wants to have kids in the near future. Talking to The Sun, Hamilton said,
“I want to have kids at one stage but I don’t believe I can be a great father and the best racer in the world. It is just I would be less focused.
“At work, I’d be thinking about when I could get home, whereas at the moment I can be with my engineers and take my time.
“I don’t want my kids to go into F1. For one, I don’t want to be in this sport for God knows how many more years.
“It would also be such an easy route for my kid, who would be guaranteed a seat in Formula One because of their name.
“I will do everything in my power to steer them in another direction — but who knows?”