Know all about the latest update upon Lewis Hamilton and his new Mercedes contract after the recently concluded Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the clause he has demanded in it
The seven-time World Champion, Lewis Hamilton is only under contract with Mercedes until the end of the current 2021 season, which has already cause concern to many race fans.
Given that the Briton is expected to battle the Dutchman all season long in a duel that could go to the wire across the 23-race calendar to determine who tops the Driver’s Standing.
Having said that as per the latest reports surfing on the internet, the British Driver is reportedly willing to accept a lower basic salary in negotiations over a new Mercedes contract, but is eager to include a clause.
Which eventually entitles him to a significantly bigger bonus for winning the Drivers' Championship.
Lewis Hamilton New Mercedes Contract: Will The Mercedes Ace Continue In The 2022 Season?
With a trouble some period, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff earlier stated that he wants a resolution to the matter latest by June 15. Given, he seeks to finish negotiations as quickly as possible.
Now, according to Motorsport Hamilton is willing to agree a wage cut in order to agree a new deal with world champions Mercedes.
The same report claims a deal will only guarantee Hamilton stays at Mercedes an extra 12 months although there will be an option for an additional year to take the agreement until the end of 2023.
Lewis Hamilton in The 2021 Formula 1 Season
After the completion of a resounding 2020 season, Hamilton did not sign a new one-year deal until February, nearly two full months after the conclusion of the 2020 season in which he tied Michael Schumacher for the most driver's titles in the sport’s history.
A terrific start by winning 3 out of the initial 4 Grand Prix, Hamilton was seeking a comfortable lead at the top of the Driver’s Standings, until Monaco Grand Prix, wherein he ranked seventh best.
The horrendous race, Hamilton’s bad luck seemed to have exaggerated when he failed to register any points in the recently concluded Azerbaijan GP.
But as things stand, Mercedes curse with street circuits is over with the action moving to Circuit Giles Villeneuve next.
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