At the end of this year, Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes will be finished and they still haven’t decided what to do about it yet.
Last winter, people thought it would be easily sorted out but instead, Wolff and Hamilton need to find a good moment when they can sit down and talk it through.
Mercedes needs a decision from Lewis Hamilton about whether he’s going to keep racing in 2024. If Mercedes doesn’t get an answer soon, they may not be able to find someone to replace Hamilton if he decides not to carry on after all. Mercedes wants a definite answer but team boss Toto Wolff is so relaxed that he isn’t even looking for another driver just yet.
Speaking to F1Flow.com, Wolff said that he really can’t think of any other plan if his Plan A is what he prefers – which is to stay with Lewis Hamilton. He also doesn’t want to talk to any other drivers since he’s happy with the ones in the team already, so there simply is no Plan B for this situation.
Toto Wolff, the CEO and Team Principal of Mercedes-AMG, isn’t worried if Lewis Hamilton decides to leave before the end of this year. He believes that if Lewis wanted to quit, he would tell them enough in advance instead of suddenly quitting one day.
Hamilton always felt the responsibility for his team and wouldn’t abandon them. He took decisions for the betterment of them, and he never let anyone else down. He believed that his team was attractive to other people, so solutions could be found. Though Hamilton’s season has not started off how he wanted it to, he still plans on sticking around F1 for a few more years.
The Ferrari team recently violated a cost limit and was not punished. Additionally, Lewis Norris said that the rules for red flags on Formula One race tracks should be changed. He stated that he loves the team he races for, is thankful for all their support and doesn’t plan on leaving soon even though racing has given him great experiences in the past.
“I’m trying my best to be patient and help the team make our situation better. I don’t plan on going anywhere else.”