Although it is estimated that it will continue after the end of the season, the Briton is willing to wait to discuss its terms due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lewis Hamilton insisted that he will sign a new contract with MercedesBut he doesn’t think it’s right to agree to the terms of a for-profit deal in the current climate.
The Formula One world champion’s current sixth term with Mercedes expires after the 2020 season and there was speculation about his possible addition to Ferrari earlier this year. However, with all the significant seats now occupied by 2021, Hamilton is supposed to remain on the team.
“Finally, honestly, it doesn’t seem like the right time,” he told reporters at Silverstone ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix, the fifth race on the calendar.
“When you think of so many people in the world who have lost their jobs, people who are unemployed, then sit down and negotiate a great contract, it just doesn’t seem like the most important thing I need to apply the correct time this second,” he added.
In addition, he ruled out discussions with another team: “I am not talking to anyone else and I am eager to continue, particularly because we have just started a new chapter as a team. I am super excited about what it is possible to do with Mercedes-Benz”,
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