The 7-Time F1 Champion, Lewis Hamilton has undoubtedly brought Mercedes to a dominating position in the F1 by himself. But as the rumors between the two have been in the air for a while now. There have been talks about Lewis Hamilton losing his seat to compatriot, George Russell. F1 Reporter, Will Buxton managed to clear this massive confusion on Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes.
As per Buxton, Hamilton and Mercedes never spoke about the contract after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This led to a delay in bringing out the much-required decision. The British Reporter recently released a video wherein he revealed the information given on this particular subject by Mercedes themselves.
Have they really done a deal? Buxton clear confusion amid Hamilton and Mercedes contract talks
“There is still no deal done as yet between him [Lewis] and the team [Mercedes],” he said. “Now, a lot of people think there’s a lot of conspiracy about this. And you know, ‘have they really done the deal? Or is Lewis actually gonna leave the team? Or is the team actually gonna pull out?’.
“But the team assured me that they genuinely didn’t even start talking about this until after Abu Dhabi. And they’ve just taken the time to have a nice relaxing Christmas.”
Buxton felt that it is too early for Mercedes to announce their decision, considering when they actually started the talks with Lewis.
“To think about it, it’s only been 3-and-a-half, 4 weeks since we were in Abu Dhabi. It’s not that long of a time to actually get everything done nice and sorted,” he said.
“So, it is in the offing. It is being discussed; is being done. It is just not quite done yet.”
Having said that, Mercedes will also be looking at the possibility that Lewis could wreck the world championship record set by Michael Schumacher by the end of 2021.