Hamilton won the 2017 Drivers’ title by finishing 46 points ahead of nearest rival Sebastian Vettel to seal his fourth individual F1 crown.
The Briton appears happy and settled at Mercedes and is widely expected to sign a lucrative new contract with the team soon as his current terms actually only run until the end of the 2018 campaign.
The 32-year-old has admitted ending his career with the Silver Arrows is his goal and he cannot imagine ever making a move to rivals Ferrari.
“No”, Hamilton told German newspaper Stuttgarter-Zeitung, when asked if he could see himself driving for the Italian marque in the future.
He added: “I am proud to be at Mercedes. I cannot imagine that will change. In life one should never say never but I hope I finish my career in a Silver Arrow.”
Hamilton is proud to have a long-standing link with Mercedes and he hopes it will continue.
He said: “[I’ve been connected to Mercedes] ever since I was 13, so longer than some people who work here in the factory in Sindelfingen. For 10 years I’ve been driving Mercedes in Formula 1, longer than any Mercedes driver before.
“That really means something to me.”
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