Modified 10 Feb 2020, 18:30 IST
Mercedes will resume contract discussions with Lewis Hamilton as soon as they have “correctly kicked off” the 2020 Formula One season.
Hamilton is getting into the ultimate 12 months of his cope with the Silver Arrows, with whom he has gained 5 of his six world titles.
Ferrari have been linked with a transfer for Hamilton, who can equal Scuderia legend Michael Schumacher’s file tally of seven drivers’ championships with victory in 2020.
Mercedes crew principal Toto Wolff, nonetheless, is hopeful Hamilton’s extraordinarily worthwhile spell with the constructor may be prolonged.
“It is the plain pairing going ahead,” stated Wolff, talking to the media on the announcement of Mercedes’ five-year partnership with INEOS.
“We would love to have the quickest man within the quickest automobile and I do know Lewis needs to be within the quickest automobile.
“We journey all over the world nearly 10 months yearly and get on one another’s nerves each second weekend.
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“And what we do over the winter is we depart one another in peace.
“The final dialog I had with him was the night earlier than the Christmas occasion the place we had a pleasant chat and [agreed] we would proceed our dialogue as soon as he comes again from America and we have correctly kicked off the season.
“I have nice perception within the capability of the crew to entice the very best drivers and in the intervening time he has confirmed he’s the very best present driver along with his six titles.
“In the medium to long run I’d hope that we would give you the option to proceed to present the expertise to the very best drivers and entice them.”
Published 10 Feb 2020, 18:30 IST
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