Hamilton lays out conditions for retirement as full prize money announced

Lewis Hamilton has given another slight hint regarding a possible upcoming F1 retirement, with the 38-year-old now very much in the twilight of his career with track giants Mercedes.

Hamilton and his team are preparing to launch an attack on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, following a downtrodden start during a lacklustre qualifying session.

On Saturday poor qualifying performances from both Carlos Sainz and Hamilton left them in 16th and 11th respectively, and have eroded all major hopes of pulling off something special in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, a full run down of the 2023 prize money listings has now been revealed, breaking down what each time can expect to earning from the final standings.

It is set to be another lucrative year for Hamilton and co, despite a campaign of frustration and limited success across the circuits.

Next season it has been announced that three teams will have to change their names next season, as Alfa Romeo prepare for an emotional departure.

Stay tuned with Express Sport all day, as we bring you all live action and updates from the world of F1, ahead of the Abu Dhabi grand prix.

Hamilton has retirement conditions

As another championship comes to an end, already questions are being asked whether this is the grand climax for Lewis Hamilton.

The British superstar, now 38, has been in the twilight of his career for some time, and fans are aware that the fateful day of his exit from the sport is fast approaching.

However, this week Hamilton has outlined that there are certain things he is desperate to do before he can take his leave from the sport.

The Mercedes ace has claimed that he won’t call time on his F1 career until he helps get the South African Grand Prix back on the calendar.

The sport had considered a return to Kyalami as early as next season but these plans have yet to materialise.

Good morning

And welcome one and all, ahead of what is set to be another day of thrills and spills from the United Arab Emirates.

Formula 1 will race for the final time in 2023 in today’s Abu Dhabi GP with Max Verstappen chasing more records and Mercedes and Ferrari locked in a lucrative duel for second place.

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