Hypothesis a few transfer to type an extension was prompted lately when Hamilton made it clear that he would quickly signal once more with Mercedes for past the tip of 2023.
Talking to chose media, together with Motorsport.com, Hamilton mentioned: “We’re going to do one other deal.
“We’ll sit down and we will talk about it in these subsequent couple of months, I might say.”
Mercedes crew boss Toto Wolff says his squad will not be on the lookout for anybody else, because the seat was ‘100%’ Hamilton’s.
Nonetheless, he felt that there was no rush to get issues settled instantly – and that it will be simpler to type issues out, together with wider tasks past driving, as soon as the season was completed.
“We haven’t began having talks,” defined Wolff. “We need to positively end the season after which discover some quiet time over the winter like we’ve achieved final time round, that actually began within the winter holidays and lasted over two months. We haven’t achieved that.
“However he’s far more than a driver to us now. Though we’re not speaking a few profession finish, it’s additionally necessary to discuss his position as an envoy for Mercedes and the numerous sponsors that we’ve, and the implication he can have in our wider viewers.”
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13
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Hamilton has solely raced with Mercedes engines in System 1, having initially joined its then associate McLaren at first of the 2007 season.
He raced for the Woking-based crew till 2012, successful the world title in 2008, earlier than becoming a member of the works Mercedes squad in 2013. He has received one other six championships with the outfit.
Reflecting on his relationship with the German automotive producer, Hamilton mentioned he had no need to affix any of its rivals.
“My purpose is to proceed to be with Mercedes. I have been with Mercedes since I used to be 13. And it truly is my household: Mercedes-Benz is my household,” he mentioned.
“They’ve caught with me via thick and skinny. They caught with me via being expelled at college. They caught with me via every thing that was occurring via 2020. They’ve caught with me via my errors, and shit that is been within the press; they’ve caught with me via the ups and downs.
“I actually imagine on this model. I imagine within the individuals which can be throughout the organisation. And I need to be the very best teammate I could be to them, as a result of I feel we will make the model even higher, extra accessible, even stronger than it’s. And I feel I could be an integral a part of that.”