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Mercedes ready for 2019 driver announcement

  • Published on 26 Jun 2018 10:20
  • comments 5
  • By: Danny Sosef

Mercedes now appears ready to announce its 2018 driver lineup. At Paul Ricard, Lewis Hamilton gave the strongest indication yet that his long-delayed new contract with Mercedes may finally be ready to sign.

"It's going to be done and I think soon," said the world championship leader.

And although there have been rumours about Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon, it is expected that if Hamilton is re-signed, so too will be Valtteri Bottas.

"We do not want to delay anymore. We will announce it very soon," team boss Toto Wolff is quoted by Finland's Iltalehti.

He has made clear that Mercedes wants Hamilton to stay, adding: "Valtteri is doing extraordinary work, and there is currently no reason to change the lineup."

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  • Nothing exciting to see here I guess.

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    • Jun 26 2018 - 11:54
  • reg

    Posts: 162

    No one gives a damn!

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    • Jun 27 2018 - 01:13
  • Numnum

    Posts: 3,496

    Why wait?

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    • Jun 27 2018 - 02:26
  • ZUKMAN

    Posts: 40

    They are waiting for Silverstone to announce one of two:
    1) Lewis has new 2 year contract alongside Bottas.
    2) Lewis retires at the end of the season, being replaced by Ricciardo.

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    • Jun 27 2018 - 08:42
    • They have more or less confirmed that Hammy will stay, so 1) it is.

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      • Jun 27 2018 - 09:54

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