Lewis Hamilton confirms that he will sit down to discuss a new Mercedes contract in the midst of rumors about Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton confirms that he is sitting down to discuss a new Mercedes contract amidst Ferrari rumors … and reveals how he and Toto Wolff have thrown away his last 10-hour pizza deal in his apartment in Monaco about pizza
- Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he will sit down to discuss the new Mercedes deal
- The deal of the F1 champion expires next year and he is associated with Ferrari
- Brit said he still needs to talk to Mercedes about extending his stay, but is not “stressed out”
Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he has not started discussions with Mercedes about signing a new deal, but will sit down with CEO Toto Wolff in the near future.
Hamilton, whose Mercedes contract expires at the end of the year, had informally talked about participating in Ferrari, but despite a move that currently seems unlikely – with Mattia Binotto recently saying that the Brit is not an option – rumors continue to swirl.
It has been reported that Hamilton could earn around £ 60 million from a new deal with Mercedes, but both he and Wolff claimed that they haven’t talked about numbers yet.
Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he will sit down to discuss the new Mercedes deal in the near future
‘We have not yet sat down and talked. It’s crazy, because there are all those conversations in the media and stuff, “Hamilton said Sky Sports.
‘I normally have a certain approach in the sense that I am not stressed. I trust Toto and we have that trust between us. We have in fact told each other what our goals are and what our goals are, and our obligations. So I never have the feeling that there is always a rush.
“But sometimes Toto van” is everything okay? ‘So we always keep the channel open and I am sure that we will sit down in the near future. But I don’t feel stressed. “
Mercedes boss Wolff, who has a 30 percent stake in the F1 team, also spoke about speculation and seemed confident in securing Hamilton’s future, adding, “I recently sent Lewis a text [said] I read all these comments in the press about our negotiations and that Lewis is asking so much money – we’ve never talked about it!
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said they have good understanding and are confident that they will protect him
F1 champion Hamilton is in his final contract year and has been associated with moving to Ferrari
“Then maybe I said that one day we should sit down and chat. But I think I know so well where he is going, you know where I am, it’s about finding a day where we spend a few hours together. That is what we have done in the past. “
The couple then revealed that during a 10-hour conversation, negotiations about the last Hamilton contract extension in 2018 were struck.
“How many hours was it in my apartment in Monaco?” Asked Hamilton.
’10, he locked me up there. We had a pizza together, “Wolff replied.
Asked about whether or not Hamilton would be attracted by the prospect of winning with Ferrari, the six-time F1 champion added: “I think that is something in the short term. If you look at all the drivers who have driven for Ferrari, it is of course an incredible team and of course the car is always beautifully red.
“But what Mercedes has done for all their drivers – even Sir Stirling Moss is still part of the team – they honor that and you become part of an inheritance and a lifelong partner, which I find super attractive.”
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto recently said that moving to Hamilton is currently not an option