In an exclusive and entertaining session, Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes F1 talk about the possible extension of the six-time world champion’s agreement, his future with the group and the intrigue of Ferrari F1.
Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff have uncovered an entrancing look into how they will move toward contract dealings. It is straight to the point and a casual conversation with Sky Sports F1.
The chat is a piece of a bigger, top to bottom discussion directed by Martin Brundle. It will be completely communicated during Sky F1 inclusion of the 2020 season.
What’s more, for the third time since joining Mercedes in 2013, they are getting ready to go into contract arrangements with Hamilton in the last year of their present agreement.
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“We haven’t sat down and talked yet,”- Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is still in no hurry to enter contract talks with Mercedes F1 in the midst of “crazy” theory over his future.
Hamilton repeated that he isn’t in a rush to hold arrangements with the Silver Arrows. Yet he hopes to get around the table sooner rather than later as the 35-year-old gets ready to begin the resistance of his title next month.
“It’s crazy because there’s all these talks in the media and everything. I have a certain approach normally in the sense that I don’t stress. I trust Toto and we have that trust between us,” he said.
“We have told each other basically what our goals are, and what our aims are, and our commitments and so I don’t ever feel there’s necessarily always a rush. But sometimes Toto’s like ‘is everything okay?’. So we always keep the channel open and I’m sure in the near future we’ll start to sit down. But I don’t feel stressed.”
He explained why he will most likely choose Mercedes over Ferrari.
“I think that [Ferrari] is like a short-term kind of thing,” he said.
“If you look at all drivers who have driven for Ferrari, obviously it’s an incredible team. Obviously the car’s always beautiful red.
“I have got red on my helmet. Red is the colour of passion or love or whatever you want say.
“But what Mercedes have done for all their drivers – even Sir Stirling Moss is still a part of the team – they honour that and you become a part of a legacy and a life-long partner, which I think is super appealing.”
They also recall their “10-hour” negotiations in Hamilton’s Monaco apartment after they signed their current two-year contract in 2018 – and how they already mocked the terms of a new deal.
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