Lewis Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes expires at the end of the year. The head of the championship team, Toto Wolff, assures that there is nowhere to rush and a new agreement will be signed, but Lewis himself on the BBC Breakfast broadcast named one of the conditions for signing the contract.
“One of the topics of the negotiations is more free time for me,” Lewis said. – This year has shown that you can work from home. I am sure that in the contract we will prescribe a lot more meetings through Zoom than now – and I will be able to reduce the number of flights.
The most important thing is to spend time with family and friends. If we travel more, then I want to take my family with me so that we have more memories together and we can celebrate success together. This year I could not invite anyone close to the track, and it was not easy. “
In the summer, the Mercedes driver announced the creation of the Hamilton Commission, which aims to create the conditions for talented people of all races to enter motorsport. At the same time, Lewis emphasized that it is important not to allow a situation in which teams will hire people just because they represent minorities.
“I want people to earn the right to hold this or that position,” continues Hamilton. “Nobody wants teams to hire minority people or create specific jobs for them just to fill a place.
We want to create equal opportunities for people who have the appropriate education and deserve this job. “