Lewis Hamilton says a new contract to stay at Mercedes is “almost” there and has rebuffed any speculation that he was set to join Ferrari.
The 38-year-old’s contract at Mercedes has been a hot topic of discussion over the past few months with no new agreement yet reached.
Now, it appears a resolution is finally on the cards for Hamilton to continue his partnership with Mercedes which has now lasted over a decade.
The Briton has won six world titles while racing for the Silver Arrows and has confirmed in his press conference prior to this weekend’s race in Monaco that a new contract is nearly secured.
“As I said, my team’s working closely behind the scenes with Toto. We’re almost at the end of having a contract ready,” he said.
Hamilton understands speculation
With Hamilton’s future having looked uncertain, there was, naturally, a boatload of speculation on where he could end up next.
Earlier this week, reports emerged saying Ferrari were due to offer him a huge contract to go and join the Scuderia next season, potentially pairing up with Charles Leclerc.
It was thought that Hamilton could inject a bit of extra stardust to the team as they search for a first title since 2007.