Lewis Hamilton revealed he spoke to Michael Jordan and Serena Williams about retirement as he considers life after Formula One – even though he’s set for a Last Dance with Ferrari next season!

At age 39, Lewis Hamilton knows that his time in the cockpit of a Formula One car is coming to a end soon – and he wants to be prepared for that moment.

Hamilton is set to join Ferrari next season in a move away from Mercedes, but he knows that his future in the sport might not be for much longer.

Speaking to GQ, Hamilton revealed that he’s been asking other legends of sport for their advice on retirement and how he should set himself up for future success.

‘I’d spoken to so many amazing athletes, from Boris Becker to Serena Williams, even Michael Jordan,’ the 39-year-old Hamilton says.

‘Talking to greats that I’ve met along the way, who are retired—or some that are still in competition—and the fear of what’s next, the lack of preparation for what’s next.

Lewis Hamilton isn't ready to retire yet, but he's making sure he has a plan for when he does


Lewis Hamilton isn’t ready to retire yet, but he’s making sure he has a plan for when he does

Hamilton said that he spoke to retired athletes like Serena Williams for advice

Hamilton said that he spoke to retired athletes like Serena Williams for advice

Other athletes he discussed retirement with included Michael Jordan (above) and Boris Becker

Other athletes he discussed retirement with included Michael Jordan (above) and Boris Becker

‘A lot of them said: “I stopped too early.” Or: “Stayed too long.” “When it ended, I didn’t have anything planned.” “My whole world came crashing down because my whole life has been about that sport.”‘

‘Some of them were like: “I didn’t plan and it was a bit of a mess-up because I was really lost afterwards. There was such a hole. Such a void. And I had no idea how I was going to fill it. And I was in such a rush initially to try and fill it that you fill it with the wrong thing. And you make a few mistakes. And then eventually you find your way.” Some people took longer. Some people took shorter.

‘But it just got my mind thinking about: Okay, when I stop, how do I avoid that? And so I got serious about finding other things that I was passionate about.’

Hamilton has already established his interest in the worlds of fashion, music, and movies – passions he says he was able to branch into after he broke the color barrier in Formula One.

‘When I first got into Formula 1,’ he says, ‘it was wake up, train, racing-racing-racing–racing, nothing else. There’s no space for anything else.

‘But what I realized is that just working all the time doesn’t bring you happiness, and you need to find a balance in life. And I found out that I was actually quite unhappy.’

‘There was so much missing, there was so much more to me. And it was crazy, because I was like: I’m in Formula 1, I reached my dream, and I’m where I always wanted to be, I’m on top, I’m fighting for the championship. But I was just not—it was not enjoyable.’

Hamilton and Mercedes will race this weekend at the Suzuka circuit in Japan.

Related Posts

Rashee Rice breaks Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes’ patience after another incident comes to light

I am not having all the amount to pay. Oli too is currently broke now…I beg would it be possible I get a loan from u so…

“Breaking news: Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce surprises fans as he welcomes a baby girl with his ex, Kayla Nicole.”

  In a surprising turn of events, Kansas City Chiefs’ star tight end, Travis Kelce, has welcomed a baby girl with his ex-girlfriend, Kayla Nicole. The news…

This is so ROMANTIC – Travis Kelce EXTRAVAGANTLY spent over $117K on Paris-themed gifts for Taylor Swift, including $11.7K Chanel purse’ for start of Europe Eras Tour in France – And Taylor gave a SWEET nod to the thoughtfulness at the ERAS Tour Paris

Travis Kelce reportedly spent over $17K on Paris-themed gifts for 14-time Grammy Award-winning girlfriend Taylor Swift, including a $11.7K Chanel purse, to kick off the European leg…

ANTICIPATE TOGETHER: Donna Kelce keeps things mysterious when discussing what lies ahead for Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, saying, “You never know.” It seems there may be some surprises in store for the future of this dynamic duo!

Donna Kelce, the mother of NFL star Travis Kelce, recently shared her thoughts on the future of her son’s relationship with pop sensation Taylor Swift. During a…

Taylor Swift fans areOUTRAGED after a photo of a NEWBORN BABY lying on the ground during a concert in Paris went VIRAL “can’t imagine how stressful it must have been for the baby to be in that environment”

Taylor Swift fans are outraged after seeing a pic of an infant lying on the ground during one of the singer’s Eras Tour concerts in Paris. Twitter…

Brittany Mahomes Celebrates Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch and Shares 5 HOT and SEXY Photos of herself in Swimsuit on her Instagram Story as she will be heavily featured in the annual issue

  Brittany Mahomes, Olivia Dunne and Paige Spiranac have been teasing the arrival Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 60th anniversary issue.The trio all shared pictures on social media on…