Date: 1st November 2017 at 5:45pm
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Newly crowned four-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton sees any other formula outside of F1 as inferior.

Many drivers within motorsport enjoy the challenge of different series.

The current route into Formula One is through the junior formula’s such as GP3 and the new Formula Two championship that replaced GP2.

But as Brendon Hartley has demonstrated, you can work your way back to Formula One via other series such as the World Endurance Championship.

Kimi Raikkonen left Formula One and competed in Rallying and NASCAR.

Nico Hulkenberg, whilst an F1 driver has gone on to win the Le Mans 24 Hour race and most recently Fernando Alonso has gone off to compete in the Indy 500.

Felipe Massa is tipped to try the up-and-coming Formula E Championship following his second retirement from Formula One.

But Lewis Hamilton doesn’t see himself stepping behind the wheel of anything other than a Formula One car.

‘Everything else is a step down the ladder.’ Hamilton told Sky Sports.

‘There is no other racing series that l have any desire to drive – which is a shame.

‘I wish l had more passion to do an Indy Car or a Le Mans. But there is zero, there is nothing. I have more exciting things outside which l am passionate about.

‘I’ve always respected [Indy 500] and appreciated it and I got to watch part of it when Fernando did it, which was super exciting. I love the idea of drivers being able to do more than one series.


Hamilton concluded: ‘but I have no plans to go there and do anything serious.’

 

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