Lewis Hamilton’s mercedeses contract expires this year, and despite the promise to negotiate an extension after the end of the season in 2019 and then for the winter tests, it is still, six races at the end of the 2020 season, five months into the 2021 season. did not happen before his departure.
Hamilton has referred to the plight of the world, team boss Toto Wolff, with the density of the calendar earlier, although the Austrian also said they could finally get together lately, on a two-week break after the triple and double races. It seems to have failed again.
“We just don’t have time to get together, talk,” Crash.net was quoted as saying by Wolff.
“It’s the same with my (team boss) contract. Things are going on in the background, there are negotiations, but it’s not that simple because I’m also a co-owner. It is clear from Daimler and my side that we want to continue the cooperation so far. ”
“As for Lewis, I think he wants to sit in the fastest car, and we want to see the fastest driver in our car, so the solution seems pretty clear – we just need to find time to get together.”
The chronic lack of time is now an increasingly transparent excuse, possibly against the backdrop of incompatibility between pay demands and available funding – remember, Mercedes parent company Daimler is also being forced to lay off thousands – and it may be that, despite all its statements, Hamilton, who also collects his title, is also considering getting out of Formula One.