Toto Wolff has expressed his dismay over the need to delve into the intricacies of Lewis Hamilton’s contract, finding it rather awkward as the agreement remains unsigned.
Despite the imminent expiration of Hamilton’s existing deal with Mercedes, a fresh contract is yet to be finalized, leaving both parties in a state of uncertainty.
Despite Hamilton’s existing agreement with Mercedes set to expire at the end of the season, the discussions surrounding a new contract remain unresolved.
The long-awaited contract renewal between Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton has yet to happen, causing some embarrassment for the Mercedes team principal.
The two were scheduled to finalize a new agreement over the winter, but this has not come to fruition.
According to Wolff, the talks have been delayed in part because of the discomfort of discussing the financial terms of the deal.
“It’s super embarrassing. Every three years, we know that we have this moment. And it’s like negotiating the financial terms with your best friend with a close friend. How do you go about it?
“Normally, you don’t have a situation like that. I want the best for him, but in this role, I need the best for the team. It may be the only time in our ten or eleven years that we’re together and our goals diverge.”
Lewis Hamilton is reportedly seeking a long-term deal that could see him remain in the sport until 2025. However, despite his current contract with Mercedes expiring at the end of the season, no new deal has been reached.
The lack of updates has led to speculation that Hamilton may part ways with the team, with some pundits suggesting that he could move to Ferrari, who have been performing well recently.
While Hamilton has not addressed the rumours directly, he has remained loyal to Mercedes. Nonetheless, some experts believe that Hamilton may be ready for a new challenge.