At the end of 2023, Lewis Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes expires, so he must decide whether to stay in Formula 1 with or without his current team.
Both he and Toto Wolff, the Anglo-German team’s CEO, discussed the issue during the final Grand Prix of 2022 and both saw an openness to continue working together.
On Sunday afternoon, the Brackley team posted on social media some words from the seven-time world champion, in which he expressed his love for them.
I’ve been with Mercedes since I was 13 and they’re like my family,” Hamilton said.
I want to be the best teammate I can be to them because they’ve stuck by me through thick and thin.”
Negotiations over Lewis Hamilton’s contract
Wolff himself revealed that despite a complicated season, the dialogue is still on track for a deal.
Lewis is always very good at predicting what’s coming up; we have these conversations regularly,” Wolff told GP Fans.
This is not about contract renewals specifically, but more about where we want to go as people and what our goals are.
This is why we talk all the time. I had no doubt that a difficult year like last year would not lead to his departure from Formula 1.