An uncertain time, Lewis Hamilton’s future is now clarified. The seven-time world champion has extended his contract with Mercedes despite several rumors sending him to Ferrari. But these were not completely unfounded since Toto Wolff admitted that his driver had discussed with the boss of La Scuderia.
Lewis Hamilton will continue his career at Mercedes. Despite some uncertainties and several months of discussions, the two parties reached an agreement to continue moving forward hand in hand. On the other hand, a team, and not just any team, tried to put an end to this beautiful story. It is Ferrari.
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“Lewis said to me, ‘I saw John Elkann at dinner’”
The stable was tempted to sign the British superstar. Lewis Hamilton has also confirmed it to This is Wolff who immediately reported it to the media. “ There was a bit of a delay, but it was clear that it would end this way, with Lewis staying with us. A while ago Lewis said to me ‘I saw John Elkann at dinner, but know I’m not going anywhere’. And when the media wrote about his discussions with Ferrari, he repeated ‘Toto, I’m not leading any negotiations », admitted the team boss Mercedes. A simple courtesy dinner? It’s hard to believe it all the same. Perhaps on the side ofHamiltonwanting to stay at Mercedesbut probably not on the side of Ferrari. Perhaps also a way for the Briton to raise the stakes. What does it matter for This is Wolffhappy to see Hamilton stay at least one more season and who does not doubt the honesty of his pilot.
“Never had the slightest doubt in my mind”
« There was never a single doubt in my mind. And then we also have George [Russell] for two more seasons, which is the future of this team and the next generation after Hamilton, who grew up at Mercedes. We are happy », a conclu This is Wolff.