Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Hamilton not stressed about 2016

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team) 

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he feels no stress going into the 2015 season despite having not yet signed a contract extension with Mercedes.

Hamilton joined the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team in 2013 from McLaren and had a fantastic season in 2014 winning the championship by 67 points ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg. Speaking to Sky Sports Hamilton stated that he is confident that an agreement can be reached and that he knows the team aren’t in talks with anyone else and the team know he is not speaking to other teams.

Hamilton’s comments come after Mercedes Executive Director (Business) Toto Wolff confirmed that the team would consider approaching McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso if a deal is not completed with Hamilton.

However, Alonso is at the start of a long term contract with McLaren-Honda although it is understood that the Spaniard has a get out clause if he feels that the new Honda unit has not given him the performance he was looking for. 

Hamilton also said that he has not driven the new W06 yet but from what he has seen the new car ‘looks nice.’

© Ben Johnston 2015

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