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Mercedes won't ‘flirt' with other drivers before Hamilton/Bottas contract talks

With both of his drivers on single year contracts at Mercedes, Toto Wolff says there won't be discussions with other drivers before talking with both. Both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas go into the 2021 season without confirmed seats for 2022. While Bottas had his contract extended during the 2020 season, it wasn't until January 2021 that Hamilton had his contract confirmed – extraordinarily late by F1 standards. Speaking at the team's launch event on Tuesday, Wolff said that the intention for this year is to open talks with both drivers far earlier in the year to avoid the same situation arising again: 'We have agreed that we want to pick up the discussions much earlier this...
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