Lewis Hamilton does not want to get into some “super-easy” role in F1 after he retires from racing.
The British driver has spent a lot of time in 2018 in developing his interests beyond F1. This season, he launched a new line of fashion clothes with Tommy Hilfiger and debuted in a music album.
Hamilton has also shown an inclination to assist in conservation efforts, education of children and other charitable efforts.
The five-time world champion said he doesn’t “like to think too much about retirement” and promises to continue to pursue opportunities outside F1.
Speaking at an event for Mercedes partner Hewlett Packard Enterprises he said: “I don’t really know what’s beyond F1,”
“A lot of sportsmen and women, when they stop competing, they’ve done it their whole life.
“I’ve been racing since I was eight. All my focus has been on this. In my part-time role outside F1, I’m trying to figure out what else I want to do or get involved in.
“Naturally it’s super-easy for me to come to all the grands prix after I’ve been racing, even be the number two to Toto [Wolff, Mercedes team boss] perhaps.
“I’ve been racing it for years, I know it just as well as anyone else. [But] I’m more intrigued to learn something new.”
Mercedes recently signed Hamilton till the end of 2020 ensuring they have their number one driver fully booked until the regulation changes of 2021 come into effect.
“In 2021 the rules change a lot, Formula 1 is going through a bit of a dynamic shift with the new management,” said Hamilton.
“And the teams’ agreement, which Toto is going to be working hard on, comes to a point which they have to renegotiate. So, I’m keeping my ears close to the ground about the future.”