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Hamilton could leave Mercedes ‘in the next couple of years’, says Wolff

Mercedes group principal Toto Wolff states Lewis Hamilton might leave “in the next number of years” if the group can not provide a competitive cars and truck. Wolff – who is “definitely positive” Hamilton will sign a brand-new offer this year – comprehends that Mercedes are at threat of losing the seven-time F1 champ if their automobile does not enhance. It was reported that Hamilton was annoyed when Mercedes picked to “disregard” his issues throughout the advancement of W14, the automobile presently being utilized by Mercedes chauffeurs Hamilton and George Russell this season. Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Verstappen sets speed at FP2 ahead of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 9 HOURS AGO “If he wishes to win another champion, he requires to make certain he has the vehicle,” Wolff stated. “If we can not show we have the ability to provide him the cars and truck in the next number of years, he requires to look all over. “I do not believe he’s doing it at this phase. I will have no grouch if that takes place in a year or 2. “I do not believe that Lewis will leave Mercedes. He’s at the phase of a profession where we rely on each other, we have actually formed a fantastic bond amongst each other and we have no factor to question each other, although this is a hard spell. BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – FEBRUARY 23: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes and Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff search in the garage throughout the first day of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on February 23, 2023 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo Image credit: Eurosport “But so great it will be when we come out of this valley of tears, and return to strong efficiencies.” In spite of Hamilton’s disappointments, he informed journalism on Thursday’s media day that he has “100 percent belief” in Mercedes, and has no “strategies” to leave. Wolff exposed that Mercedes and Hamilton were close to settling on a brand-new offer. “We are speaking about when we wish to do it and how,” he stated. “We simply require to alter some terms – the dates essentially.” Verstappen sets speed at FP2 ahead of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix’ One of our worst days’ – Hamilton, Wolff disconsolate after grim day for MercedesVerstappen wins Bahrain season-opener as Red Bull protect one-two, Hamilton fifthHamilton ended up 11th in Friday’s 2nd session ahead of Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on the day the Mercedes motorist revealed the departure of his long-lasting physio therapist. The 38-year-old completed fifth in the season opener in Bahrain a fortnight earlier as Red Bull clinched a one-two with ruling champ Max Verstappen pipping team-mate Sergio Perez to the leading area. Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Hamilton reveals divided with long-lasting physio Cullen 12 HOURS AGO Saudi Arabian Grand Prix ‘Don’t intend on going anywhere else’ – Hamilton ‘belief’ in Mercedes regardless of concerns YESTERDAY AT 19:43