Mercedes Refute Rumors of Lewis Hamilton’s F1 Contract Demands

Published 01/08/2021, 8:45 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wears a Black Lives Matter face mask after qualifying in third position Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili


A thick veil of uncertainty covers Sir Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ contract. The talks regarding the clauses have been on for the past two months now, and fans are growing impatient. Recently, someone circulated rumors about a further delay in the contract, which further upset the fans. Nonetheless, Silver Arrows dismissed it completely.

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The unexpected delay in the contract had circulated several rumors about Sir Lewis. Some of them aimed specifically to defame the seven-time champion. For instance, the word circulated stated Hamilton being very demanding with his contract this season.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice Pool via REUTERS/Kamran Jebreili

It said that Hamilton wanted a share of the team’s prize money and wanted to bag an AMG Hypercar.

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However, no clarification was necessary from the Briton as a Mercedes spokesperson reportedly came ahead and dismissed all these claims. The team needs to stand up for its pilots and that is exactly what they did. The Mercedes man stated that these were ‘pure fiction.’

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Sir Lewis Hamilton emphasizes living in the present

Sir Lewis earlier spoke about the importance of living and being alert. He knew that he had to do his job living in the present and not think about what people talk in the past.

And I’ve had people pass in my life who have said ‘I was planning to do this and that and I ran out of time’. This year, I’d say more so than ever, there’s been a huge focus on the present.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

“So if there’s something I want to do, some things could take five to 10 years, maybe even more – I need to make sure I’m trying to strategically put the foundations in place now. But at the same time, [I’m] being present,rang Hamilton’s epiphany.

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The sensation in F1 at this point reveals that he loves to race and he is grateful for the opportunity that he has. He knew that COVID was going to get worse, and he prepared himself accordingly.

However, that does not extinguish the fire of racing that burns within every member of the F1 circus. Lewis believes that they will continue to race as such no matter what, because that is what binds them together.

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Indrasish Ganguly

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Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed.

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