TOTO WOLFF has dismissed Lewis Hamilton’s give up menace and is assured the world champion WILL signal a brand new take care of Mercedes.
Hamilton, whose contract expires in December, made the startling revelation after profitable the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix final Sunday.
Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton will proceed in F1Credit score: Getty
Requested by SunSport about Wolff‘s personal unsure future, Hamilton replied: “I do not even know if I will be right here subsequent 12 months.”
He mentioned: “I feel we go collectively in a approach. We’ve a symbiosis and clearly it is necessary the place our coronary heart is and mindset is for subsequent 12 months.
“However I’ve mentioned that that is my group. I am in a really proud nook with Mercedes and I am not going to go anyplace.
“My position might change sooner or later, and it is one thing that he’s requested and, and I feel nothing is ever safe.
“It was like Niki Lauda within the 1970′. You would get up one morning on a Friday or Saturday morning on a observe and say ‘I am simply not having enjoyable anymore.’
“And I feel that may occur to anyone, however we wish to proceed this journey. We aren’t completed. Lewis and I and all of the group, we’re not completed.”
It’s most uncommon to see each Wolff and Hamilton wind down their respective offers, particularly as Valtteri Bottas was confirmed for 2021 again in August.
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However Wolff says that the delay has been prompted as a result of they’re centered on profitable their respective titles.
And he hinted that Hamilton’s talks might even rumble into subsequent 12 months earlier than the season opener in Melbourne in the midst of March.
However Wolff, who’s weighing up a brand new position as chairman of the Mercedes F1 group, says he’s near agreeing new phrases.
He added: “With Mercedes and I, we’re just about clear – it is simply right down to placing pen on the paper on the proper second.
“I used to be additionally concentrating on bringing these championships dwelling and it at all times feels not proper to spend days with attorneys, after I’m so centered on what’s taking place on observe.
“That that is the place Lewis and I are very related. It simply did not really feel the suitable opportune second to take a seat down earlier than these championships weren’t accomplished.
“There can be a second when the drivers’ championship goes to be determined, to take a seat down. And we’ve a number of months earlier than the primary race occurs in Australia.”
Nonetheless, if Hamilton does certainly give up, it could not be the primary time Mercedes and Wolff have been caught chilly.
Nico Rosberg made the shock choice to retire from F1 after profitable the 2016 title, leaving Merc within the lurch.