Because the world wakes as much as the yr 2021, Lewis Hamilton stays the one F1 driver left to verify his contract for the following season. It appears like issues will not be going so easily between the seven-time world champion and the crew’s part-owners, Daimler.
Earlier in November 2020, when F1 was in Turkey, Lewis gained his seventh title. Subsequently, the Briton allegedly put ahead his demand on the desk and kick-started his negotiations with Mercedes for 2021.
Daimler’s response to Lewis’s 2021 contract calls for
In keeping with Marca, as reported by Corriere, the deal recommended that Lewis wished a four-year deal, with a wage of a whopping $50M a yr. Properly, seems, Daimler weren’t actually happy with Lewis’s huge calls for, as they ultimately rejected his provide.
“In November, when System 1 went to Turkey, a contract that meets Hamilton’s necessities was prepared. A four-year contract with a wage of fifty million a yr. Nevertheless, Daimler put an finish to that,” the Italian paper stated, in keeping with Marca.
As of now, the talks are nonetheless occurring, and the 2 events are but to reach on center floor.
Daimler’s calls for are a bit far off from Lewis’, because the automotive producers are monitoring Lewis’ age, who will flip 36 this month. Therefore, Daimler are reportedly trying to present the British racer with a two-year deal, with an extension of as much as three years.
Because of this, the Mercedes’ half homeowners are most likely wanting to surrender on Lewis by as early as 2022, and transfer on to a youthful driver. A less expensive George Russell is ready exterior the door main into the crew. Therefore, Mercedes have a good back-up if the talks fail.
New contract extension deadline for Lewis Hamilton revealed
As of now, Daimler are the one homeowners opposing Lewis’ calls for; it’s nonetheless unknown if Toto Wolff and INEOS are in opposition to them as properly.
Therefore, it appears just like the three homeowners will negotiate collectively and supply Lewis with a suggestion. The Italian media additionally talked about that the deadline concerning Lewis’s contract extension has been moved to the tip of February.
“It stays to be seen what the outcomes of the talks can be. Now, nonetheless, a 3rd celebration has a stake within the matter: Ineos.
“The brand new deadline for the contract extension is now on the finish of February, simply earlier than the beginning of the checks. Winter in Barcelona (March 2-4),” the media stated.
how issues are going at Mercedes, the ultimate determination might go both approach; nonetheless, Lewis Hamilton will certainly stay the possible candidate for the number one seat.
Any dissatisfaction within the negotiation will certainly lead the seven-time world champion into the wild.
Which path is Lewis’s future going to comply with? Solely time will inform.