Nico Rosberg questions Lewis Hamilton’s new Mercedes contract

Lewis Hamilton's new contract is yet to be officially announced by Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton is expected to sign a two-year contract extension with Mercedes for 2024 and 2025, after team principal Toto Wolff seemingly informed a Sky Junior of the driver’s new deal.

Hamilton’s future with Mercedes has been an ongoing saga so far this season, with Wolff having revealed over a month ago that a new contract was just “days” away from being announced.

However, it seems like an announcement isn’t too far away now, with Wolff having spilled the beans to a Sky Junior.

Last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix saw Sky and Formula 1 partner up to create the first ever children’s F1 broadcast, which was presented by children.

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One of the kids spoke to Wolff after Sunday’s race for Sky Germany, before the Austrian apparently whispered into the child’s ear that Hamilton is remaining with Mercedes for at least two more years.

Ahead of qualifying on Saturday, Wolff even admitted that a new contract was “emotionally done”, something former Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg didn’t understand.

“Can someone tell me what it means when a contract is emotionally done?” Rosberg said on Sky Sports F1 during the Hungarian Grand Prix.

“I have no idea why Lewis is taking so much time.”

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Rosberg later spoke very highly of his former team-mate, who claimed his first pole position since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

“I’ve seen these magical moments up close for years, and his lap in qualifying was one of those moments,” Rosberg said.

“That was no longer driving a racing car, it was more of an art.”

The race didn’t quite go as well for the seven-time World Champion, who found himself in fourth by the end of the first lap.

Hamilton went on to finish fourth at the Hungaroring; however, he’s seemingly unbothered about where he finishes this season.

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He’s already focused on next season and catching Red Bull, with Hamilton wanting Mercedes to go in a similar “direction” to the Austrians.

“I keep repeating to the team that we need to go in the direction of Red Bull,” Hamilton told DAZN. “Generally we have more rear wing than the rest.

“It seems that they have more downforce on their floor. I don’t care if it’s with this year’s car or the next one, we need to go in that direction.”