Hamilton is aiming for another F1 triumph when the Brazilian Grand Prix takes place this weekend.
The 33-year-old goes into the race on the back of sealing the Formula One Drivers’ Championship.
Lewis Hamilton has, though, never won a race as champion. Of his four victories, two have been achieved on the final day.
But, in 2015, the F1 star wrapped up the title with races to spare. Many believe that his decision to ease off contributed to Nico Rosberg claiming the prize the following year.
And, speaking ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton insisted it would never happen again.
“I don’t plan on that happening again,” he said when asked about his form dropping off in the past.
Meanwhile, Formula One chiefs are considering a revamp of the sport.
F1 bigwigs are mulling over whether to extend the season to 25 races – an increase of four.
Liberty Media, the American chiefs who run F1, announced a race in Vietnam will be added to the schedule in 2020.
And Hamilton has vowed to quit if they opt to extend the schedule by even more.
“I am not going to be here if it gets to 25 races, that’s for sure,” he added.
“It already feels like we are on race number 25 this year, so I don’t think more races is going to be a good thing.
“I am someone that really loves racing, but the season is long, it takes a big commitment from all of us, and it is a long time away from our families.
“The seasons are getting longer, and the off-time is getting shorter, so from a competitor’s point of view the turnaround is short.
“You start preparing for next year as soon as the season is so done, so getting your mind tuned is very difficult.”
Hamilton has won just once in Brazil, back in 2016.
He missed out on glory last term with Sebastian Vettel triumphing instead.