Formula one champion, Lewis Hamilton is set to sign a mega £40m deal with Mercedes after badging his 7th world title with Mercedes this season
Hamilton, who has more race wins, pole positions and podiums than any driver in world has said he wanted his future to be sorted by Christmas and his team have given a heavy clue that Hamilton’s future is now tied up .
A post on the Mercedes’ official Twitter page shared the hashtag ‘announce’ followed by the ‘coming soon’ and ‘pen’ emojis along with a quote from Hamilton expressing his intension to stay with Mercedes.
The 35-year-old won a record-equalling seventh Formula One title last month, six of which have come since his switch from McLaren to Mercedes in 2013.
He is set to sign new 40m Mercedes contract after getting this season’s award
The quote read:
“I plan to be here next year. I want to be here next year. I think we as a team have more to do together and more to achieve, both in the sport but even more outside it.”
Hamilton’s current wages are £35million per year and the new terms are believed to be at the £40m mark.