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Toto Wolff says he’s ‘not worried’ that Lewis Hamilton has not yet signed a new deal

Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship with Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff in the Pitlane after the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says his team must be ready ‘for all kinds of curveballs’ as Lewis Hamilton’s contract situation lingers on, with just two months to go until the start of the new season.

Hamilton won his seventh Formula One title in 2020, to equal the record of Michael Schumacher. The 36-year-old could surpass the Ferrari legend’s total this season. Wolff has told Autosport that he is not worried about the prospect of Hamilton quitting the sport.

He said: “It doesn’t worry me at all, because I will always respect Lewis’s decisions. Whether this is staying with us for a long time, or whether that means leaving the sport and pursuing different interests. I think we need to be ready for all kinds of curveballs being thrown at us. But at the same time, we talk a lot, and we are very transparent with each other. I think there is more to achieve together.”

Mercedes and Hamilton are in discussions about a new contract, with the previous deal having come to its finish at the end of the 2020 season.

Source: Daily Mail

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