The Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton’s contract is up for renewal in 5 months’ time.
- Associated Press Silverstone
- Last Updated: August 7, 2020, 12:51 AM IST
Lewis Hamilton feels uncomfortable negotiating with Mercedes over a profitable new deal because the world struggles throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The Formula One world champion’s contract is up for renewal in 5 months’ time.
Honestly, it does not really feel like the proper time to take a seat down and speak about it, mentioned Hamilton, who heads into the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday with a 30-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas within the championship.
When you concentrate on so many individuals on this planet who’ve misplaced their jobs and people who find themselves now unemployed, to take a seat down and negotiate an enormous contract does not really feel like an important factor that I want to use time to at this second. I do not really feel snug about it so I’m going to attend somewhat bit longer.
There are two consecutive weekends of racing at Silverstone as F1 tries to pack in races following the pandemic-delayed begin to the season. This Sunday’s occasion is being referred to as the 70th Anniversary GP to mark the game’s landmark 12 months.
Mercedes introduced Thursday that Bottas shall be retained for a fifth season. Given Mercedes imperious dominance, the Finn is offering the only problem to Hamilton.
Hamilton is on target to match Michael Schumacher’s report haul of seven world championships this season.
I do wish to proceed with this workforce and it isn’t an enormous effort for us to take a seat down and get it achieved, the 35-year-old Hamilton mentioned. I’m not speaking to anybody else. I’m wanting ahead to persevering with, significantly as we’ve simply began a brand new chapter of how we educate ourselves and the way we perceive what we’re going to do by way of being extra numerous and extra inclusive. I’m tremendous excited with what is feasible with Mercedes and this workforce transferring ahead. It will get achieved at some stage, so I’m not pressured.
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