Lewis Hamilton has revealed that Mercedes' troubles in 2022 have given him new motivation to continue in Formula 1

Mercedes' struggles this campaign have been well documented and with just six races remaining, the reigning constructors' champions have yet to win a race.

2022 also presented a new challenge for Hamilton. After entering the sport in 2007, there was rarely a time when he was not competing for wins and championships.

He is currently on course for his worst ever finish in the drivers' standings but said the new challenge of dealing with an injured

Definitely, because it will take more than one year,” Hamilton told RACER regarding a potential eighth world championship.

“If we had won just last year and then won this year, definitely life would be in a different place and you would be on another course.

“I like that it's gone through a stricter phase and we've got to deal with that thick mess and get to a point where we're a little lighter and a little more buoyant.

So yes, I would say it encouraged me to stay longer. “ I feel fit and find the best ways to feel physically better.