Connect with us

2018 F1

New huge Lewis Hamilton contract ‘as good as done’ – Wolff

Published

on

  • 1
    Share

Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton’s new contract is “as good as done”.

The Mercedes chief had hoped to get the signatures on paper prior to Melbourne, but amid rumours of squabbles over details, delays were announced.

Germany’s Sport Bild now claims that Hamilton’s new contract for 2019, 2020 and 2021 will earn him a cool $60 million per year.

“It is as good as done,” Wolff said.

“We are absolutely on the same wavelength. But a contract like this is over 100 pages with a corresponding number of points to address. And all that has to be done first,” he added.

By the time late 2021 rolls around, Hamilton’s new deal will have made him a staggering $184 million, raising the question of whether any driver is worth that much.

F1 legend Gerhard Berger argues: “Yes.

“Without Lewis, Mercedes would be only third behind Ferrari and Red Bull. Hamilton is the fastest driver on the grid. He can make the difference.

“So Mercedes has to do everything to secure him,” the former Ferrari and McLaren driver added.

Meanwhile, Wolff insisted that a team strategy error that cost Hamilton victory in Melbourne will not be repeated in Bahrain.

“We made sure we understood what went wrong and that it cannot be repeated in a similar way in the future,” he said.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2019 F18 hours ago

Grosjean criticised change to the tyre rules for 2019 F1

1ShareHaas F1 speedy Romain Grosjean has criticised a change to the tyre rules for 2019. Pirelli says teams may no...

2019 F111 hours ago

Alonso ‘could’ attend Barcelona second test – McLaren

1ShareMcLaren says Fernando Alonso will “maybe” be trackside at the Barcelona test next week. Earlier, there was speculation the now...

2019 F112 hours ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 4 Full Results

1ShareNico Hulkenberg sets fastest lap of testing so far; Previously, Alex Albon was fastest for Toro Rosso; Valtteri Bottas follows...

2019 F11 day ago

F1 champs Rosberg, Button to be TV pundits in 2019 season

1ShareTwo former world champions will regularly be in the F1 paddock in 2019. Nico Rosberg has been signed up to...

2019 F11 day ago

Ferrari advantage ‘at least’ 5 tenths – Tost

1ShareMere days into 2019 winter testing, it appears that Ferrari has a clear advantage. With Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc...

2019 F11 day ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 Full Results

1ShareDaniil Kvyat goes fastest for Toro Rosso ahead of morning pace setter Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo. Williams car finally...

2019 F12 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 3 First Half

1ShareKimi Raikkonen sets fastest time for Alfa Romeo Racing ahead of launch break in the third day of testing ;...

2019 F13 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 2 Full Results

1ShareCharles Leclerc keeps Ferrari’s early domination on 2019’s F1 Testing timesheet by setting another fastest; lap-time in at Day Two....

2019 F13 days ago

Barcelona F1 Test 1 Results – Day 2 1PM

1ShareFerrari youngster Charles Leclerc setting pace on Day Two ahead of launch break. Toro Rosso driver Albon crashes in opening...

2019 F13 days ago

2019 Williams car not yet in Barcelona

1ShareWilliams’ 2019 car is not yet in Barcelona. Dead last in 2018, hopes were high that the once-great British team...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media