Mercedes F1 Tease Huge Lewis Hamilton Announcement

Published 12/18/2020, 1:41 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with a trophy after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason


Mercedes’ contract with Lewis Hamilton ends as the 2020 season concluded. The pair made the best of this year and claimed another championship. However, now that the season has ended, both of them would want to sort out their future together.

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Hamilton had stated that he did not want to get into negotiations during the season. At the same time, he admitted that he would like to spend more time with his family next season. Moreover, Hamilton is expected to quote a significant pay rise as well.

Mercedes had stated expressed their desire to finish the contract negotiations by Christmas 2020. In a big moment, Mercedes took to Twitter and dropped a hint that the negotiations are on the verge of completion.

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Hamilton and Mercedes are at the top of the sport and have helped each other dominate this era. The 2020 season was another testament to their fruitful partnership and they look forward to maintaining the same next season.

Wolff opens up on contract talks with Lewis Hamilton

Toto Wolff is currently the most successful team boss on the grid, helping Mercedes and Hamilton reach new heights over the last seven years.

Talking about Hamilton’s contract, Wolff said, “It is going to happen. There is no reason it shouldn’t happen now. We always said that we will do it after the title was won and then the virus delayed us for another 10 days, two weeks and now we just have to sit down, maybe virtually or maybe live.”

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Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton crosses the finish line to win the race REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu

Mercedes and Red Bull are the only two teams that are yet to officially announce their 2021 drivers line-up. The latter is expected to make the announcement on Friday, and rumors suggest they will most probably start a new chapter with Sergio Perez.

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton is aiming for his record-breaking eighth world championship and Mercedes would also look to increase their reign of consecutive championships.

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The Formula 1 community is just waiting for the official announcement from the two parties.

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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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