Lewis Hamilton's huge retirement call after Grand Prix victory

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Lewis Hamilton will go down in history as possibly F1's greatest driver - and he's hinted he could walk away at the end of the year.
Mercedes champion Lewis Hamilton has whipped up speculation he will retire from Formula One at the end of this season following his win at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. (Photo by Miguel Medina - Pool/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton has made the shock suggestion that he could quit Formula One at the end of the year following his win in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

The 35-year-old, whose Mercedes contract expires next month, is now on the brink of securing a record-equalling seventh world championship.

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His victory on the sport's return to Imola after a 14-year hiatus took him 85 points clear in the standings with just 104 points available.

The Briton will match Michael Schumacher's all-time championship haul if he wins at the next round in Turkey on November 15.

Hamilton's boss Toto Wolff's future is also uncertain. The Austrian has overseen Mercedes' unprecedented…
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