Mercedes seking multi-year deal with Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton with Toto Wolff

Lewis Hamilton with Toto Wolff

With Nico Rosberg all signed up for the future, Mercedes‘ attention is now turning to the occupant of the other Silver Arrows, Lewis Hamilton.

“Yes,” the Brackley team’s boss Toto Wolff told Kronen Zeitung. “We are already sitting together and negotiating with Lewis Hamilton. About a multi-year contract, even.”

Wolff said that Mercedes are more than happy with their current driver lineup of German Rosberg alongside Briton Hamilton, “Lewis is a fixed part of the team and I would hope [that he will be] for a long time to come.”

For the moment, however, Hamilton is keeping a low profile on the subject. There are paddock reports that he might be tempted to return to McLaren, particularly if Rosberg goes on to win the number ‘1’ for his 2015 car.

“My contract ends in a year,” said Hamilton, “so I have time. I’m not thinking a great deal about it.”

But even Rosberg seems happy for Hamilton to stay, even though they have clashed off the track this year as they fight for the drivers’ title.

“I see no reason why it can’t work as it has in the long term,” he told Bild am Sonntag newspaper ahead of the German Grand Prix. “We have difficult moments but then we discuss them together and move on.” (GMM)