Decided to not relive the identical episode as in 2020, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have already opened discussions to increase their settlement. The seven-time World Champion revealed that negotiations had been underway when he arrived within the Pink Bull Ring paddock, the place the Styrian Grand Prix will probably be performed this weekend. “We’ve began the discussions”, he publicizes this Thursday. “There is not quite a bit to say, not a complete lot, we have had discussions and it is optimistic.”
Already on the finish of his contract final yr, Hamilton had lastly prolonged solely simply earlier than winter testing just a few months in the past, for just one yr, as a result of discussions that began late after which dragged on. Lately, the Briton had indicated his willingness to settle the case a lot earlier this time round, in order that appears to be heading in the right direction as he goals for the August summer season break as a deadline.
The one-year extension had sparked loads of hypothesis, specifically as to a hypothetical retirement of Lewis Hamilton, earlier than the latter recalled his want to proceed the journey with Mercedes for just a few extra years.
The German workforce can also be dealing with a number of sizzling points because it should additionally contemplate the id of the one who would accompany Hamilton in 2022. The scenario of Valtteri Bottas has most likely by no means been so unstable, whereas strikes at The door is an more and more impatient George Russell who can also be coming to the tip of his three-year lease with Williams.
Bottas’ previous few weeks have been robust, with a obvious lack of outcomes and no wins because the begin of the yr. Tossed about in an ocean of rumors that he himself tries to drown, the Finn can not less than depend on the assist of his neighbor within the storage, who sees in him the “greatest teammate” potential.
“After I say team-mate, it is not simply the driving force’s efficiency”, justifies Hamilton. “It is about workforce morale, how you’re employed in your teammate’s setting. […] Valtteri is presently my teammate, and each of us have had some ups and downs in our careers. However like I stated, I believe he is a unbelievable teammate, and I do not really feel like that has to alter essentially. “No Video(s) Found