Lewis Hamilton focused on title race amid questions over his future in F1

• Driver’s contract with Mercedes expires at end of next season
• ‘In terms of contracts I can’t really say what is going to happen’

Lewis Hamilton has said he is focused on winning his fourth Formula One world championship rather than his long-term future in the sport, after he drove to a dominant victory in Sunday’s British Grand Prix. He won at Silverstone with an inch-perfect run from pole to flag, while his title rival Sebastian Vettel suffered a puncture on the penultimate lap and could finish only in seventh. Vettel had enjoyed a 20-point lead in the championship but now the British driver trails him by a single point.

Hamilton has won two of his three world championships with Mercedes, in 2014 and 2015 and has a contract with the team that runs until the end of the 2018 season. This year’s car is at the front of the field again and proved at Silverstone that it is developing very strongly. Hamilton would not confirm his plans for beyond next year but his obvious pleasure behind the wheel suggests he is in no hurry to stop racing.

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