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Hamilton says ‘it doesn’t feel like the right time’ to negotiate a new deal

Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t feel comfortable negotiating a new contract with Mercedes in the current global climate but anticipates that a deal will be done quickly. Valtteri Bottas was confirmed as staying with Mercedes for a further season on Thursday morning, securing one half of the team’s line-up for 2021. Hamilton has been with Mercedes since 2013 and has reiterated that he wants to stay, but with the impact of COVID-19 being felt in many industries, he says he doesn’t feel comfortable talking about his own extension. “Honestly, it doesn’t feel like the right time to sit (and negotiate),” Hamilton said. “When you think about so many people in the world who have lost...
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