Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes apparently agreed after months of negotiations on a new contract for the Formula One World Champion. This is reported by the F1 Insider”.
According to this, Hamilton signs a one-year contract with Mercedes with the option of another year.
The 36-year salary of the 36-year-old should continue to be around 40 million euros, and Hamilton is allowed to market the advertising space on his helmet and overalls in the future. Mercedes did not confirm the deal at the request of “RTL/ntv”.
veto power in matters of teammates?
“We will speak when we have something to say. As during the whole process, we will not comment on the many rumors and speculations,”a Mercedes spokesman announced.
And rumors and speculations about the new contract are indeed plentiful. In Formula One circles it is rumoured that Hamilton will have a veto in the future when it comes to who will be his teammate.
Thus the British could prevent Mercedes 2022 Red Bull pilot Max from fishing for traps or put the ambitious George Russell next to Hamilton in the silver arrow.
As to the duration of the contract, so the information of the “F1 Insider” coincides with the recent statements of Mercedes team leader Toto Wolff.
The Austrian had said in the interview with “RTL/ntv” that he “does not expect Hamilton to get a three-year contract again.