The five-time Formula One world champion is currently leading the driver standings with 250 points, a tally which has been helped by his eight grand prix wins.
The 34-year-old’s closest rival is his Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, who with two wins is 62 points off the British driver.
Hamilton managed to extend his lead at the top after he pipped Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to victory in the closing laps of Hungarian grand prix and now goes into the summer break with an extremely good chance of securing a sixth title.
He has already managed to win the championship in four of the last five seasons but when speaking about the possibility of retiring from the sport, Hamilton admitted there is still a lot more he wants to achieve in the sport.
“One day I will have to stop,” Hamilton said.
“But right now I feel fantastic physically, generally, this year, and mentally, so I currently don’t have any plans of stopping any time soon.
“There’s more to do, more to win.
“There’s more to achieve together inside and outside of the car, within the sport and outside of the sport.”
Hamilton could seal his sixth title long before the season ends and another championship would see him stand just one away from Michael Schumacher’s record, who currently leads the way with seven.
There are also several records held by the German that Hamilton is very close to breaking.
He is also only 11 podiums off Schumacher’s record of 155 and Hamilton only needs to win six of the remaining nine races to claim the record of most wins in a season.
However, the progress shown by some of the younger drivers on the grid this season will no doubt be a concern to Hamilton, with the likes of Verstappen and Ferrari’s driver Charles Leclerc, who are both aged 21, having impressed with their performances on the track.
But Hamilton isn’t one to shy away from a battle and with the highly anticipated contest between Verstappen and himself at the Hungaroring ring, the driver admitted he was ready to set the record straight following the pre-race hype on that Sunday.
Hamilton started third on the grid but after passing Bottas he revealed he was ready to push the young Dutchman as hard as he could.
“As soon as I got into second,” Hamilton said, “I was like: ‘OK, this whole battle we’ve been talking about me and Max having, we are going to have that today.’ And it was really awesome.”
Formula one is currently on a three-week mid-season break. The next race will be the Belgium grand prix on September 1, where the drivers will face each other at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.