Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes Contract ‘Will Be Signed Within a Week’ – Eddie Jordan

Published 01/27/2021, 3:05 AM EST
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship with Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


The Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton contract saga has been going on for a while now. With only two months left before the 2021 season starts, the Formula 1 community is on the constant lookout for a confirmation. Recently, Eddie Jordan, the former Jordan team boss, stated that Hamilton will sign the contract this week.

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Toto Wolff had earlier stated that a contact announcement is not imminent at the moment. Last week, Hamilton broke his social media hiatus and hinted at the contract negotiation process.

As per a report, Jordan told PA news that a contract confirmation is just around the corner.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – November 29, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“I believe Lewis will be signed within a week. I cannot see it going into February.Where do Mercedes go after Lewis? Of course, they can have the pick of the crop, but that is not the way Toto operates,” he said.

“He has increased his shareholding over the winter, brought in INEOS as a one-third shareholder, and he doesn’t want to be walking up and down the paddock with somebody new that he has to think about.

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Toto Wolff increased his shares in the team, becoming a one-third owner over the winter. Looking at the level of the Austrian’s commitment, one can assume that he probably doesn’t want to be on the paddock with someone new.

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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – NOVEMBER 29: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Jordan believes Hamilton will join Mercedes just to take his shot at the record-breaking eighth world championship. “He wants to be there with the man of the moment, he wants to be there with the king of all kings in Formula One and that is Lewis Hamilton,” he said.

Lewis Hamilton has played a pivotal role in Mercedes’ success. He brings a lot to the team and the league through his celebrity persona. It’s a partnership that Mercedes would not want to give up either.

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Do you believe the announcement will be this weekend or will we have to wait till the pre-season?

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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