Wolff did not want to name a deadline for a signature by the 36-year-old Brit, who has been driving for Mercedes since 2013 and has won six of his seven world championship titles with the Silver Arrows. “I’ve already threatened him with the fact that I’ll be next in line to sit down,” joked the team co-owner. Hamilton’s previous contract expired at the end of the season, his teammate Valtteri Bottas is tied to Mercedes for 2021.
Wolff: “No threatening gestures”
The George Russell card, who represented Hamilton at the World Cup run in Bahrain at the beginning of December because of his corona infection, was never played in negotiations with the world champion, Wolff emphasized. Hamilton’s 22-year-old compatriot has sold incredibly well and will one day be in a top car. “But in our long-term partnership it is not about showing any threatening gestures.”
Some things need to be talked out carefully. You don’t make life easy for lawyers either, explained Wolff, but continued to be confident: “We’ll pull out the fountain pen one day. We have a really solid basis in our relationship, we have celebrated great successes together and we want to do the same in the future. ” But if you can’t see yourself, it’s also difficult to sign something. Hamilton is currently in the USA, Wolff was last in quarantine in Kitzbühel for ten days because of the corona virus.
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