Italian GP: Lewis Hamilton insists no decision made on his Formula 1 future

Lewis Hamilton insists that he has not decided on his Formula 1 future, despite speculation that he has agreed personal terms for a contract at Mercedes

Italian GP: Lewis Hamilton insists no decision made on his Formula 1 future

With talk in the paddock at Monza dominated by claims from former team owner Eddie Jordan that Hamilton is on his way to Mercedes, the McLaren driver was keeping quiet about the situation.

However, when asked whether he knew where he would be racing next year, Hamilton responded simply: "No."

Pressed further for his feelings on his contract negotiations, Hamilton said his priority was simply to get himself in a car capable of fighting for victory.

"I want to win," he said. "You always want to win every year you can compete: that is why us drivers exist and why teams exist. It is just making sure you are in the right place to do so."

Hamilton did not appear too bothered by the frantic talk about his future, and instead said the this year.

"I drive for McLaren, we won the last two races and hopefully we will have another great weekend ahead of us. That is what we need to focus on," he said.

"I don't have a deadline [to decide], but obviously before next season would be useful. I am in a great position.

"I just need to focus on the preparations for these races, and there is a long way to go before the end of season. Jenson showed and I showed in the race before that there is great potential in our car and our team, so that is what I need to focus on most."

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