Toto Wolff gives update on new Lewis Hamilton Mercedes deal with showdown talks planned




Toto Wolff has given an update on Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes contract situation with the seven-time champion’s deal with the team expiring at the end of the year.



The Austrian has suggested that he is not worried about losing the British driver given the understanding the pair of them have, expecting them to ‘stick their heads’ together soon in order to get it sorted.




Hamilton is now into his 11th year with Mercedes with the team helping him to become the most successful driver of all-time. He has won six of his world titles while at the Silver Arrows after joining from McLaren in 2013.



He also enjoyed an unprecedented spell of success for the team alongside Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas helping the to win eight consecutive Constructors Championships, a Formula One record.





However, 2022 was more difficult with the team failing to hit their usual heights after failing to adapt to the new technical regulations.




He also failed to match the performances of new team mate George Russell over the course of the season as the 24-year-old managed to get the best out of the W13 more frequently.




However, Wolff has cooled this speculation suggesting it is only a matter of time until he extends his deal.




The 51-year-old stressed that both parties have time before they need to enter negotiations suggesting the understanding between them means it is usually a quick process.





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