‘I need to figure out my five to 10-year plan’: Lewis Hamilton is in ‘no rush’ to sign new deal with Mercedes… after taking U-turn on potential exit from F1 World Champions
- Lewis Hamilton is in ‘no rush’ to sign a new deal with F1 champions Mercedes
- Hamilton explained he needs to figure out his ‘five to 10-year plan’ first
- Hamilton joined Mercedes back in 2013 after six years with McClaren from 2007
Lewis Hamilton has said he needs to figure out his next ‘five to 10-year plan’ before signing a new contract with Mercedes.
Hamilton had been linked with a move away from the world champions that he joined back in 2013 from McClaren. However, in a complete U-turn he seems almost certain to stay but is in ‘no rush’ to sign a new deal.
The six-time F1 champion admitted he does not know when contract talks will begin with Mercedes but that it feels ‘great’ to be back.
Lewis Hamilton said he needs to figure out his ‘five to 10-year plan’ before signing a contract
Hamilton has been with Mercedes since 2013 and is likely to remain AT the F1 world champions
‘I continue to feel great within the family,’ he said on Week One of testing. ‘I don’t know when we’re going to sit down and talk and I don’t see a particular rush. I think our goals are aligned so I’m sure we’ll sit down.’
Hamilton went on to ensure it will only be the ‘small details’ that will need discussing as he enters negotiations for what will likely be the final contract of his career.
‘We’ve always been very clear about our plans, and update each other about our thinking,’ he added. ‘Normally it’s the small detail that matters. I’ve been really fortunate in this team, people talk about freedom as if it’s a bad thing but it’s not at all.
He explained he is in ‘no rush’ to begin contract negotiations with Mercedes
He said it will only be the ‘small details’ that will need ironing out in probably his final contract
‘Joining Mercedes allowed me to be who I want to be rather than keep me constricted and ask me to be a certain way, or speak a certain way, or dress a certain way which is often the case in other places. I think it’s been great.
‘There’s all these question marks about the different things that I do but everyone has seen the results the last few years. It just continues to prove that it’s actually encouraging, it makes me be more engaged, it makes me an even better driver than I thought I could be.
‘It’s more trying to figure out what my next five to 10-year plan is. How the decisions I make now, impact the future.’
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