Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton is all set to become Formula One’s top paid driver on a £25m-a-year deal.
The 30-year-old multi-millionaire, who brilliantly clinched his second title with eleven wins this season, is the top target for Mercedes to re-sign on an extended deal.
He joined the German legends on a three-year contract in 2013 and they are desperate to keep their golden boy.
They tried in vain to talk him into a new tie-up halfway through the season but Hammy refused to listen and insisted:”I want to concentrate on winning the championship without any distractions.”
He is now grand prix racing’s hottest property but Mercedes boss Niki Lauda, his biggest fan, is confident Hamilton will put pen to paper pretty soon.
And the Austrian, a former champion, says: “We are determined to retain Lewis.
“This will happen. And I am not worried about any delays because both sides want to renew.
“But we are in no rush.
” Hamilton, who does his own deals, hinted:”Not everyone gets to work with such a great team.They helped me to my dream with a great and dominant car.” (Reuters, Image: Getty Images)