user icon
user icon

Hamilton hints he will remain at Mercedes in 2021

  • Published on 15 Feb 2020 09:47
  • comments 4
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton has provided his biggest hint yet that he is set to stay at the Mercedes team after the 2020 Formula 1 season.

The Briton's current contract expires at the end of the upcoming championship, and he has been linked to a move to Ferrari over the winter break.

MOREHamilton encouraged by W11 after 'smooth' shakedown | Hamilton: Verstappen's comments a 'sign of weakness'

Hamilton held informal talks with Ferrari last year, who has since tied Charles Leclerc down to a long-term deal, while Sebastian Vettel is out of contract at the end of 2020.

Despite the connections to the Scuderia outfit, Hamilton has suggested that he is likely to stay at the Silver Arrows in 2021 and beyond, speaking in an interview with Sky F1.

"In the top teams there isn't going to be a lot of movement, most likely," said Hamilton "In the ones cascading down I'm not too sure what everyone's contracts are - but I don't think there's going to be a huge amount of movement.

"I think just get used to what's similar at the moment. I don't know what Seb's plan is for the future."

Max Verstappen is confirmed at Red Bull for 2021, having penned a long-term deal with the energy drink squad over the winter period. 

Hamilton is not yet in advanced talks with Mercedes, as team boss Toto Wolff recently said that talks between the two would only begin this month.

"It's always an exciting moment," Hamilton said about contract negotiations. "It's a real privilege to be wanted to stay and be part of a great team. That's a great feeling. I hope I can continue to contribute."

MOREHamilton unveils revised helmet livery for 2020 | Hamilton deserves to equal Schumacher's title record - Brawn

Replies (4)

Login to reply
  • He'll be staying - hearing Seb moving closer to re-signing at Ferrari

    • + 0
    • Feb 15 2020 - 12:42
    • I really hope Seb doesn't renew with Ferrari. It wod be so exciting to see Ricciardo there. However, Seb would find himself unemployable if not with Ferrari. He's too expensive, and his lowlights for three consecutive years don't help either. I'm certain that Mercedes would rather pay 1m to a potentially rising star like Russell than 35m to a dying star like Seb.

      • + 0
      • Feb 15 2020 - 18:23
    • And at any rate, a newer driver is easier to coerce into a B driver role. I'm neither for nor against Vettel staying at Ferrari, but if he does leave, methinks it'll be for RBH.

      • + 0
      • Feb 15 2020 - 19:42
    • I feel, Vettel is better of staying at Ferrari with $35mil/year package. If he goes to RBH, not only would he not get same pay, he would also get beaten by VER with a car tailored for him.

      • + 0
      • Feb 15 2020 - 20:17

CA Grand Prix of Canada

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    17:00 - 18:30

    Free practice 3

    17:00 - 18:00

    Race

    20:10 - 22:10

  • Free practice 2

    21:00 - 22:30

    Qualifying

    20:00 - 21:00

    Fastest lap

     

CA Grand Prix of Canada

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    17:00 - 18:30

    Free practice 2

    21:00 - 22:30

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    17:00 - 18:00

    Qualifying

    20:00 - 21:00

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    20:10 - 22:10

    Fastest lap

    20:10 - 22:10

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Do you think countries hit by the coronavirus should cancel their 2020 F1 race?

World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 1,945
  • Podiums 81
  • Grand Prix 102
  • Country GB
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (35)
  • Place of b. Tewin, GB
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
13 - Mar 15
Australia
20 - Mar 22
Bahrain
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam
17 - Apr 19
China
1 - May 3
Netherlands
8 - May 10
Spain
21 - May 24
Monaco
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan
12 - Jun 14
Canada
26 - Jun 28
France
3 - Jul 5
Austria
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom
31 - Aug 2
Hungary
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
18 - Sep 20
Singapore
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Japan
23 - Oct 25
United States of America
30 - Nov 1
Mexico
13 - Nov 15
Brazil
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
13 - Mar 15
Australia Albert Park
20 - Mar 22
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam Hanoi Circuit
17 - Apr 19
1 - May 3
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
8 - May 10
21 - May 24
Monaco Monte Carlo
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
12 - Jun 14
26 - Jun 28
France Paul Ricard
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom Silverstone
31 - Aug 2
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
18 - Sep 20
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
23 - Oct 25
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
30 - Nov 1
13 - Nov 15
Brazil Interlagos
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar