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New contract for Lewis Hamilton not far Away: Mercedes

After months of discussions with Formula One star driver Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes expects to sign him to a contract extension in matter of "days, not weeks," its team boss said. Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team CEO Toto Wolff told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" program on Monday that a new deal will happen soon with six months remaining on the current contract. "We are still talking, we get this question basically every race weekend," Wolff said. "We've got such a good relationship we dread
Lewis Hamilton in an F1 Press Conference

Hamilton accepts Ferrari, Red Bull ‘in their own league’

Lewis Hamilton had aimed to have been in the fight at the front in qualifying for the French Grand Prix, but acknowledged Ferrari and Red Bull were “in their own league” ahead. Charles Leclerc took pole position by three tenths of a second ahead of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez behind and while Hamilton qualified fourth, he had a significant nine-tenths deficit to Leclerc at the front. The Mercedes driver spoke of how pleased he had been with his final qualifying effort, but with the gap
F1 should not assume Hamilton will stay, says McLaren boss

F1 should not assume Hamilton will stay, says McLaren…

Formula One should not assume Lewis Hamilton will stay in the sport after the hurt of missing a record eighth title in controversial circumstances, according to McLaren boss Zak Brown. Hamilton, 37, has stayed silent since the 2021 season ended in uproar in Abu Dhabi last month, and his Mercedes team have indicated he is waiting to see the governing FIA's response to what went on. "I wouldn’t be shocked if he stopped. So I don’t think anyone should take for granted he’s
Mercedes explain Lewis Hamilton's engine concerns and won't rule out taking another F1 grid penalty

Mercedes explain Lewis Hamilton’s engine concerns and won’t rule…

Lewis Hamilton took a new element in his engine and dropped 10 places on the grid at the Turkish GP, Mercedes won't rule out a fifth Power Unit depending on points battle against Max Verstappen; six races to go in 2021, starting with United States GP Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has explained the reliability concerns that led to Lewis Hamilton taking a new engine at the Turkish GP, and is not ruling out another switch and grid penalty before the end of the
Verstappen is back on top but Hamilton picking up speed

Verstappen is back on top but Hamilton picking up…

Max Verstappen took back the Formula One world championship lead from Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix but champions Mercedes have got faster and alarm bells are ringing at Red Bull. The 24-year-old Dutch driver finished second to Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas at the Istanbul Park circuit to move six points clear of seven-times world champion Hamilton, who ended up fifth. At the same time Red Bull fell further behind Mercedes in the constructors' standings, the gap now 36 points, and team boss
Hamilton's Mission 44 foundation announces first initiative

Hamilton’s Mission 44 foundation announces first initiative

A foundation set up by seven-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton announced its first initiative on Tuesday, seeking to recruit 150 Black school teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Hamilton's Mission 44 and the educational charity Teach First will work together over the next two years to help schools serving disadvantaged communities in England. The Mercedes driver set up a commission last year to help boost the number of Black people in British motorsport and promote diversity. One of the
Lewis Hamilton Wins 100th F1 Grand Prix at Russia

Lewis Hamilton Wins 100th F1 Grand Prix at Russia

Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix and achieved his 100th Formula One Grand Prix victory in Sochi amidst treacherous rain on Sunday. The seven-time world champion reached the unprecedented century in his Mercedes after being stuck on 99 since the British Grand Prix in July. Hamilton also took over the championship lead from Max Verstappen, who finished second after starting the race last on the grid. It was heartbreak for Lando Norris, who was just three laps away from his first F1

Max Verstappen wins home Dutch Grand Prix ahead of…

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a dominant victory over Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the Dutch Grand Prix to retake the championship lead. Verstappen, cheered on by 65,000 enthusiastic home fans, led all the way from pole position, comfortably keeping a following Hamilton at bay. The Dutchman leads Hamilton by three points after his seventh win in 2021. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was third, ahead of Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. Mercedes tried what they could to challenge Verstappen, putting Hamilton on

Dutch Grand Prix: Will Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen…

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton start alongside each other on the front row on Sunday at a home race for one of them for the first time since the British Grand Prix. Back at Silverstone in July, it ended in controversy. After a dramatic half-lap of intense racing, the two collided at Copse corner. Verstappen retired and was taken to hospital; Hamilton went on to win despite being given a 10-second penalty after being adjudged responsible for the incident. The atmosphere at Zandvoort

Lewis Hamilton v Max Verstappen: Uncertainty hangs over intense…

The Formula 1 season restarts at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend with the title fight finely poised and an air of uncertainty hanging over the second half of the championship on many different levels. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are locked together in one of the most intense and bitter campaigns for years, their Mercedes and Red Bull teams slugging it out both on and off the track with no quarter asked or given. But how long will their contest last? The
Hamilton suspects long COVID after suffering fatigue, dizziness

Hamilton suspects long COVID after suffering fatigue, dizziness

Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he suspects he has long COVID, after suffering dizziness and fatigue in the aftermath of a hard-fought Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. "Everything got a bit blurry on the podium," said the 36-year-old, who had to be looked over by his Mercedes team doctor after a flat-out charge from last to third around the twisting Hungaroring. "I've been fighting all year, really, with staying healthy after what happened at the end of last year. "It’s
Hamilton takes eighth British win Verstappen in hospital

Hamilton takes eighth British win, Verstappen in hospital

SILVERSTONE, England: Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for a record eighth time on Sunday after battling back from a 10-second penalty imposed for a first-lap collision that halted the race and left Red Bull rival Max Verstappen in hospital. The Mercedes driver, now only eight points behind Verstappen after 10 races, passed Ferrari's Charles Leclerc with two laps to go as a capacity 140,000 crowd rose to cheer him on. Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas finished third after being told
F1 world champion Hamilton condemns racist abuse of England football players

F1 world champion Hamilton condemns racist abuse of England…

LONDON: Seven times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has voiced support for the three black England football players who missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday (Jul 11), after they were subjected to a torrent of racist abuse on social media. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed their spot-kicks as Italy won 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Wembley Stadium. Hamilton, a vocal advocate for social justice, said on Instagram on Monday that
Red Bull 'desperately' need Perez closer to the front

Red Bull ‘desperately’ need Perez closer to the front

LONDON: Red Bull need Sergio Perez much closer to the front to put pressure on Mercedes and help Max Verstappen in his title battle with Lewis Hamilton, team boss Christian Horner said after Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. Mexican Perez started in eighth place, after suffering shoulder pain in qualifying, and finished fifth at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya - more than a minute behind Mercedes' winner Lewis Hamilton. Seven-times champion Hamilton and Verstappen were so far ahead of the rest that the decisive strategy

Lewis Hamilton wants new Mercedes contract before F1 summer…

Lewis Hamilton says he wants to seal a new contract with Mercedes before Formula 1's summer break. The 36-year-old left it until last winter to sign his current one-year deal with the world champions. He said after winning Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix: "We don't want to rush anything but I think we have to be sensible and start conversations. "They're very complex, so hopefully soon we can start, as long as it doesn't interfere with the actual job." The delay in his contract
Hamilton stretches F1 lead with victory in Portugal

Hamilton stretches F1 lead with victory in Portugal

LONDON: Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday (May 2) to stretch his Formula One lead over Red Bull's Max Verstappen to eight points after three races. Verstappen finished second at the Algarve circuit with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas completing the podium, and taking a bonus point for the fastest lap, after starting from pole position. Verstappen's Mexican team mate Sergio Perez was fourth. The victory was a record-extending 97th of Hamilton's career, second of the year
Hamilton plans to stay in F1 after exciting start to season

Hamilton plans to stay in F1 after exciting start…

LONDON: Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday (Apr 29) he planned to be in Formula One next season, was enjoying this year's title battle and had already been laying the groundwork for 2022. The 36-year-old, who is out of contract with Mercedes at the end of this year, tested Pirelli's 18-inch 2022 tyre compounds at Imola this month. Never a big fan of testing, the Briton told reporters ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix that for once he had volunteered to
Hamilton and Verstappen take their battle to Imola

Hamilton and Verstappen take their battle to Imola

Italy’s Imola circuit provides a fresh challenge for seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton and young pretender Max Verstappen as the pair prepare for round two of their Formula One battle this weekend. The circuit, with the Santerno river running alongside and a verdant backdrop of trees and parkland, is a marked contrast to Bahrain’s desert Sakhir track that hosted the opener won by Mercedes’ Hamilton. The fast and flowing anti-clockwise layout is also narrower and bumpier than Bahrain, and with fewer opportunities to
Hamilton spoke to Bahrain officials about human rights

Hamilton spoke to Bahrain officials about human rights

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said he had spoken to Bahrain officials about human rights in the country after promising last year he would not let any abuses go unnoticed. The Mercedes driver, who will be chasing a record eighth world title in a season that starts in the Gulf kingdom on Sunday, detailed on Thursday efforts he had made to inform himself. The Briton said in December he had been moved by a letter from the son of a jailed man
F1: Hamilton will relish a close fight with Max, says Hill

F1: Hamilton will relish a close fight with Max,…

LONDON: Lewis Hamilton will be fired up for a fight with Max Verstappen this season, but Formula 1's most successful driver may be in no rush to commit to 2022, according to 1996 world champion Damon Hill. Mercedes driver Hamilton can win a record eighth world championship having equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher's seven. The 36-year-old Briton is also set to become the first driver to win 100 grands prix, his tally now on 95, but his latest contract runs only to the