The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time.
What came across strongly, however, was that the Mercedes driver felt in the form of his life and would always want to be a winner.
“Apart from being with my family, the happiest moment I ever have is when I’ve got the car on a knife-edge and that’s never really changed,” he told reporters after Sunday’s race at Silverstone.
“In terms of contracts and stuff, I can’t really say what’s going to happen six months from now.
“But what I do know is I’m loving racing. I really, really do feel within myself that I’m driving better than I’ve ever driven.”
Hamilton has another year and a half to go on his Mercedes...