Hamilton: New Mercedes F1 deal could be signed “tomorrow”

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Lewis Hamilton, who is nearing the end of his current Mercedes contract, might soon decide his future with the team that has fueled his victory in six out of seven world championships. At 38 years old, Hamilton’s decision has sparked rumors about his potential retirement or even a shift to Ferrari, but these have been firmly dismissed by all concerned parties.

Both Hamilton and Toto Wolff, the team principal at Mercedes, have previously hinted that a contract renewal wouldn’t be a complex process. Following Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton dropped his strongest hint yet about an imminent agreement.

In response to post-race inquiries about a new contract, Hamilton replied jokingly: “I haven’t officially signed anything, but we have a meeting scheduled with Toto tomorrow. Hopefully, we can seal the deal.”

Echoing Hamilton’s sentiment, Wolff, when asked about the timeframe for the new contract’s conclusion by Sky Sports F1, suggested that all it would take is a half-hour coffee meeting.

Hamilton also clarified that his current contractual situation with Mercedes hasn’t had any impact on his performance. He noted, though, that a finalized deal would enable him and the team to concentrate more fully on challenging Red Bull in 2024.

Hamilton, standing second at the Mercedes-AMG, was interviewed post-race by Nico Rosberg.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / F1 Flow Images

Hamilton insisted: “As you can see, my performance remains unaffected by the contract situation.”

He also said: “Once the contract is settled, I can focus more on the future. I’m committed to this team and its persistent drive to win. It’s inspiring to see their relentless dedication and hunger.”

Hamilton also shared his enthusiasm about the special feeling of the recent podium, the excitement of his colleagues, and the tireless commitment of his team to their next race.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Contract Renewal

Is Lewis Hamilton renewing his contract with Mercedes F1?

Hamilton has given a strong hint towards renewing his contract with Mercedes F1. He revealed that he’s meeting with Toto Wolff, the team principal, and they hope to finalize the deal soon.

What was the speculation around Lewis Hamilton’s career?

There were speculations about Hamilton either retiring or moving to another team, like Ferrari, as his contract with Mercedes comes to an end. However, these rumors have been strongly denied.

How has the contract situation impacted Hamilton’s performance?

Hamilton stated that his performance on the track remains unaffected by the contract negotiations. He further explained that a finalized contract would enable him to focus more on the future and challenging Red Bull in 2024.

When is Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes expected to be renewed?

Though an exact timeline hasn’t been provided, both Hamilton and Toto Wolff hinted that the new contract could be agreed upon very soon. Wolff suggested that all it might take is a half-hour coffee meeting.

What is Hamilton’s current standing at Mercedes-AMG?

Hamilton was interviewed post-race by Nico Rosberg while standing at the second position for Mercedes-AMG. Despite the ongoing contract discussions, he remains committed to the team and its success.

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5 comments

Jimbo97 June 11, 2023 - 7:36 am

Man, Hamilton’s gonna stick with Mercedes? No way he’s leaving! Always thought he might try Ferrari just for kicks. Guess I was wrong.

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SpeedRacerX June 11, 2023 - 7:36 am

hang on, isn’t Hamilton like 38 now? No offence, but isn’t that kinda old for F1? Still, he’s pretty damn good!

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F1FanForever June 11, 2023 - 7:36 am

Hamilton and Mercedes, a perfect pair. Can’t imagine him with another team. Good luck challenging Red Bull next year!

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PetrolHead June 11, 2023 - 7:36 am

Can’t wait for the official news, fingers crossed. Hope they get it done fast, less drama more racing. Cheers!

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PitStopLover June 11, 2023 - 7:36 am

What? Only half an hour over coffee to sign a contract? Can I get a job at Mercedes F1? LOL!

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