Lewis Hamilton admits that he wants to have a new contract with Mercedes way earlier that it has been in 2021.
One of the longest contract sagas in the recent Formula 1 history has been between the 7-time world champion Hamilton and Mercedes. The new contract has been signed only in February, a month before the season start. It is a one-year agreement, which means that both parties have to negotiate once again in the foreseeable future. Lewis Hamilton, however, wants to get the things done as quickly as possible.
“We never want to be in the position that we were in January, in February,” he said. “It ruined my whole winter and I’m sure it wasn’t helpful for Toto’s, in terms of being out to be off and relaxed, so it felt like we didn’t really have much of a break.”
“I think we have to be sensible. Naturally, we don’t have to rush anything but I think we have to be sensible and start conversations. They’re very complex. It’s never a super simple procedure and so hopefully soon we can start, as long as it doesn’t interfere the actual job,” Hamilton added.
The current championship leader also emphasized that the summer break would be a great moment to strike the deal.
“We still have 19 races to do, but it would be great to get something in place before the break so then we could be in that break and have a clear picture of the future.”