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F1 | Wolff on Hamilton's contract situation: “We have no reason to think about an alternative driver”

Mercedes F1 boss, Toto Wolff declared on Friday that he is not concerned Lewis Hamilton would leave Mercedes.

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F1 | Wolff on Hamilton's contract situation: “We have no reason to think about an alternative driver”
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The odds of Lewis Hamilton becoming Formula 1 World Champion for the seventh time are growing and perhaps the Turkish Grand Prix will be the right one to impose his dominance in F1.

And it seems to be on board the Mercedes that Lewis Hamilton would clinch his eighth world champion title in 2021, thus setting a new record to break after breaking Michael Schumacher's for the most Formula 1 wins.

However, the British driver has not yet signed a new contract with the German team beyond the end of this year.

Speaking to Sky F1, Toto Wolff stated: “We have established a mutual relationship of trust,

“Regularly we have given the good feedback to each other, there is no reason why Lewis wouldn’t want to be in a very competitive car like the Mercedes.

“And we have no reason to think about an alternative driver, so that is a perfect symbiosis and I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t continue.”

Toto Wolff isn't worried about it and doesn't see why Hamilton shouldn't sign the contract with Mercedes.

“No, not at all cornered. It’s a good dependence on each other; we would like him in the car, and I think he wants to drive the Mercedes because it’s competitive, so no, I think there is a good balance.

“I don’t want to drop a date here because if I do everybody’s going to ask at every single race, but this is what we agreed.

I think it was important to make sure we had both titles secured and then have a more relaxed approach to the discussion about the future.”

Wolff also remained outspoken regarding his future as Mercedes Team Principal, but said he doesn't want to leave the German team.

“I believe that each of us has a certain shelf life as a team principal because it’s simply not sustainable to do a few hundred races and be the best version of you that started on the journey,” he added.

“It is a job that involves being in an aeroplane, on 20 or so races, and coming back on Monday you have an office job. And I did 250 hotel nights last year and 500 hours of flying and it is certainly not something that I want do for the rest of my life. But I take enjoyment in what I do and I certainly don’t want to step away from the Mercedes team.”

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