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Hamilton wants new $66m per year Mercedes deal

Jan.27 Lewis Hamilton's teammate is his "only opponent" in Formula 1, according to Max Verstappen. In recent days, rumours have emerged from Italy suggesting that six-time world champion Hamilton has upped the stakes in his negotiations with Mercedes over 2021 and beyond. Corriere dello Sport reportedly claims that the 35-year-old wants his retainer to be raised to a staggering EUR 60 million (US $66m) per year, and as a sweetener is offering to become a Mercedes ambassador after he retires. But that is at odds with new Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius' reported desire to cut costs by a billion dollars by 2022. Mercedes is believed to instead be offering Hamilton a new two-year deal at...
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