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The clues about Hamilton’s F1 retirement plans revealed after Vettel’s decision – Autosport

Legends, greats, stars. And eras. As a collective, motorsport is obsessed with all. It’s the captivating stories, stuffed with success and failure, heroes and villains, spread across the ages.
From Alberto Ascari and Ferrari at the start of the Formula 1 world championship age, through Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss and Mercedes, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and McLaren, Nigel Mansell and Williams. And Michael Schumacher and the Scuderia’s most recent dominant run at the turn of the millennium.
Alex Kalinauckas is Autosport’s Grand Prix Editor, covering every Formula 1 race since the start of 2020. After completing a master’s degree in journalism at Goldsmiths College University of London in 2014, he worked for a range of motorsport and technology publications while covering national racing as an Autosport freelancer.  
A lifelong motorsport fan – no one in his family can explain quite how or why such a development first occurred – Alex joined the Autosport staff in April 2017 as the magazine’s Assistant Editor covering Formula 2 and GP3, before being made Formula E correspondent and Autosport.com’s Plus Editor in March 2018. He lives in north-east London and is constantly frustrated by the Central Line. 
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