The new contract between Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton has still not been signed. The German team and the British driver have often indicated that they would like to continue with each other, but an agreement was not officially reached yet, unlike teammate Bottas, who did sign for one season.
Rumors of Mercedes sales
Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher is not surprised that Lewis Hamilton’s contract negotiations with Mercedes are taking so long. Schumacher responds to the rumors and sees this as a clear indication of why it is taking so long: “There is a rumor that Mercedes wants to sell its team by the end of next year, and that uncertainty has consequences. It paralyzes such future decisions.”
“We must not forget that Lewis is an important personality, certainly a very expensive one and he will also want a contract longer than a year. The uncertainty surrounding the team is certainly a good reason why the negotiations between him and the team take so long. “
Record Michael Schumacher
This weekend in Russia, Hamilton will be followed all weekend by the Netflix film team. Hamilton can score his 91st Formula 1 victory and match Michael Schumacher’s record number of wins.
Ralf Schumacher is often asked and gives his opinion to Sky Germany: “People keep asking me if Lewis Hamilton is the best driver of all time now that he has broken many of my brother’s records. My opinion is that he has the absolute best of his time. Just like Michael was. “
“Comparing him to my brother is difficult because many factors play a role. Lewis has a mega package in addition to his brilliant talent. That was not always the case for Michael. But what Lewis does with it is still great. It must be said that he is by far the best driver in the field. “
While Hamilton will almost certainly also rival Michael’s record seven titles in 2020, he has yet to sign a new contract for 2021. “What’s next for him and Mercedes?” Schumacher wonders.