His team must be hoping that he finally sees sense and agrees to hang up his helmet for good.
Here he is, the most talented exponent of his job in the world, with nothing left to prove, multiple world championship trophies to look at and still he's trying to hold back the sands of time. It doesn't make sense. His team know it and his family know it.
Yes they fully understand the passion that makes him want to get in a powerful racing car and drive it to the very edge of his abilities. They know it takes him to a different place, a very addictive place.
But they know also that he's getting a bit old for this, that his reactions cannot be the same as when he was in his twenties, with it all still to do. Combine this with his intensely competitive nature and he's asking for trouble surely?