Lewis Hamilton has outlined his ambition of winning more F1 World Championships at Mercedes, despite the ongoing issues he's having.
The three-time World Champion trails his German teammate Nico Rosberg by 33 points with just four races left to go in this year's championship, with the Brit having races to forget in the past few weeks.
Hamilton has not had much luck on his side this year, with numerous engine failures stifling his World Championship bid, most recently while he was comfortably leading the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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A poor getaway from second place on the grid in Suzuka saw Hamilton free-fall through the field, having to perform a number of overtakes to claim third place.
A string of bad luck and clinical performances from Rosberg means that the German can settle for second place in the remaining four races and still clinch the title ahead of Hamilton.
Speaking on the Mercedes website, Hamilton said: "I'm so proud of each and every one of them (Mercedes team) and proud to be part of this incredible journey with them.
"It's humbling to represent them all out there on the track and I'm excited about going for a fourth (title) together next year and hopefully many more beyond that.
"But for now it's important we all cherish this moment because together we have created history. In decades to come we will look back on these days and remember how incredible they were."
Hamilton has been under fire from certain corners of the media after walking out of the press conference on Saturday, citing the 'disrespectful' coverage of his antics in the drivers press briefing on Friday, in which he used Snapchat to entertain himself.
It will be a tall order for Hamilton to overturn the 33 point deficit he faces and claim a fourth world championship title, but he's made it clear that this year won't be his last with the team.
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