F1 Journo Suggests Lewis Hamilton Has Already Signed New Mercedes Deal

Mercedes and Sir Lewis Hamilton are yet to announce a new deal for the seven-time F1 World Champion which will see him continue to race with the Silver Arrows.

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Sir Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes F1 Team have struggled to agree terms of a new deal because the Brit is demanding a pay rise and a multi-year deal, while the Silver Arrows are looking to only offer him a single-year extension, according to reports.

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However, not everyone is convinced that this is true; and some believe that Sir Hamilton and Mercedes have already inked a contract extension.

F1 journalist Pino Allievi has said the contract saga is “just a show with a happy ending”, and he is fairly confident that a new contract has already been agreed.

“We might assume that an agreement was already reached in Abu Dhabi,” Allievi told Italy’s Autosprint magazine.

“Do you really think a major player like Ineos would enter the market without the guarantee of Hamilton’s contract extension?” he added

Earlier this week, ex-F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone also suggested that Sir Lewis Hamilton had already signed a new deal with Mercedes for 2021.

“It’s all just a show so that Lewis in particular stays in the headlines during these dreary weeks,” Ecclestone said.

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