Are Mercedes Unwilling To Meet Hamilton’s Demands? - [ Rumour Round-Up ]

Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of “Rumour Round-Up” and as with the others, all the stories contained within this are to be taken with a grain of salt and haven’t been officially substantiated but are things that are being talked about in the world of F1 that may be interesting, could turn out to be true, or simply plain wrong. Without further delay, here is Rumour Roundup…
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have had a very fruitful partnership that has seen them win 7 Constructors’ Championship while Lewis has added 6 Drivers’ Championships to his tally during the same period. As such, many felt that renewing his contract for 2021 and beyond would have been a matter of mere formality. However, the latest rumors now suggest that it might not be as straightforward.
Link to poll: grgone.infoUgyOJBJAGPC_NpvN0sZ4AaABCQ
0:00 - Mercedes Unwilling To Meet Hamilton’s Contract Demands
2:34 - Rapid Rumours
Mercedes remains the only team on the 2021 grid that is yet to finalize contracts for its driver line-up. Initially, they had stated that the very hectic 2020 season due to its condensed nature left them little time to negotiate the contract and that once the season was over, they would get to it.
However, it has now been close to a month since the season concluded and there has been no further confirmed developments in this regard.
Rumors have now surfaced that Lewis Hamilton has made some exorbitant demands and Mercedes are reluctant to comply
Apparently, according to numbers floating around, suggest Hamilton’s demands include a four-year, $200 million deal, plus 10% of the team’s championship winnings, a limited production AMG One car and an additional role that “goes beyond being a driver and more than a mere testimonial”
Daimler, holders of one-third of the shares in the team have reportedly outright rejected the offer while Toto Wolff, the second shareholder is apparently undecided.
It will seemingly all boil down to INEOS’s stand in this regard and they are yet to come to a decision on what route to take.
INEOS, which happens to be a British multinational chemicals company are allegedly willing to pay a good chunk of Hamilton’s salary and that might see Hamilton’s demands being met
There have also been unconfirmed reports that Daimler are seriously considering hiring George Russell who currently drives for Williams as Hamilton’s replacement.
The apparent logic behind it is the fact that Russell could be signed for a lot less and he is seen as someone who can fill Hamilton’s role in the team
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the team has ostensibly called these developments “pure fiction” and that “there are no reasons to be concerned”
Also, worth noting is Toto Wolff’s statement that Hamilton sees “himself in the right context within the organization and not like a solar system where everything revolves around the sun”

Rapid Rumors
The season opening 2021 Australian GP is reportedly all but confirmed as a no-go due to the longer quarantine requirements in the country
Government officials are supposedly reluctant to relax the quarantine duration as they feel it might set an unsafe precedent
It is also being suggested that Imola will host the yet to be announced fourth race of the 2021 season
However, the financial details have to be ironed out before this can be confirmed
Red Bull are seemingly looking to enter DTM with their own team
Meanwhile, their DTM drivers Alex Albon and Liam Lawson have reportedly been entered into the racing series as a way to evaluate which of the two drivers are fit to join F1 in the future
If, Lawson shines against Albon, it will supposedly be the end of Albon’s aspirations of becoming a full-time Red Bull F1 driver again
Former team Principal of Suzuki in MotoGP, Davide Brivio who recently announced the shocking decision to quit from his role in MotoGP is allegedly headed for F1
He is expected to take up the position of Alpine’s team principal
Haas team owner Gene Haas is reportedly very unhappy with Nikita Mazepin’s actions as it has buried the possibility of any positive publicity, they might have received for signing Mick Schumacher

Will Imola host an F1 race in 2021?

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  1. Formula World

    Formula World

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Excuse the question at the end of the video, it was made just before the Imola announcement and I only noticed that it was still there after I’d uploaded it. The actual poll has a different question, so be sure to check it out if you feel like it. Thanks. *Link to poll:* grgone.infoUgyOJBJAGPC_NpvN0sZ4AaABCQ 0:00 - Mercedes Unwilling To Meet Hamilton’s Contract Demands 2:34 - Rapid Rumours

    • Official Boomtish214

      Official Boomtish214

      Πριν ημέρα

      Regardless; no. I think it’ll be Turkey.

    • Dayle Ashley Nolasco

      Dayle Ashley Nolasco

      Πριν ημέρα

      @Rolly101 You know if we are talking about the Lewis today excluded the years prior to his Mercedes career. But don't get me wrong, he is already a Champion that's why I respect him. The title he got at McLaren was kinda lucky but still he won the title. Therefore, he should be proud of it. But if we include his six title with Mercedes. If he wasn't the one Mercedes had chose to be their driver. Do you think he could match M. Shumacher's world titles. No way. He should be thankful for the team who made him such an Icon. Not vice versa. Didn't you follow his stint with Mercedes since the start of 2014. The moment he stepped in in that car, it's obvious that he would becoming multiple Champion. Whoever driver who got there that year with Nico will flourish because the car itself ready to dominate. Perhaps, it might not beat Nico but for sure he will be a perenial contender. In the case of Lewis, he is a bot better than Roseberg. Although, Nico embraced the competition & tried his best to beat Hamilton which he succeed. You know the car itself made by Mercedes had already got an obvious gap to others that that no team could bridge over, no matter how other teams worked their ass off. A bit of tweak & improvements theoughout the season is all it neess to maintain its gap. Mercedes got the perfect formula since the start of the Hybrid era & just claimed it to be there period. Better than the later V8's era when RBR finally got their hands to rule the series. Although Vettel on the other hand, had a fair share of competition in 2010 & 2012 for the title coming from Ferrari & McLaren unlike today. It means the competion was still open despite RBR held F1 Championship in those years. Since 2014, with the new complicated Hybrid V6. The competition became sour. Even Ferrari that have got more budget & experience than Mercedes couldn't even manage to offer a genuine challenge throughout this era. RBR is trying but always far behind of Mercedes. Yes, Scuderia Ferrari came close in 2018 but the gap once again reverted back to the way it where after a year. So, you think Lewis had a huge part to the team success. As I've said any F1 driver could do that. Without Lewis on the team. Bottas could have been a multiple Champion now. You know if the feedback Lewis gave is worth millions. Even Russell or any F1 driver could replicate that in a cheaper salary. No hate, just being reasonable here after the fiasco of the transaction. Mercedes team has just rule this period. The hope will be 2022 if those changes could make it almost even for all the team. Let's see. That will be the time also to say who is the best driver in F1 after Alonso finally find his feet again.

    • Rolly101

      Rolly101

      Πριν ημέρα

      @Dayle Ashley Nolasco+ Hmm So Everything Lewis Hamilton has, Such as "Recognition, Status & Everything" (Has ALL Been Gifted To Him From Mercedes F1 Team?) Meaning Lewis himself has (NOT) created (ANY) Recognition, Status, History or Anything for the Mercedes F1 team? This also means Lewis had (0%) Recognition, Status OR Anything, (When He Was Leaving Mclaren) to join the Mercedes F1 Team? It would also suggest Lewis has had (0%) input with the Design, Development & Setup of any of his own Mercedes F1 RaceCars? It would also mean he has provided (0%) Feedback or Input regarding any (Mid-Season) Updates, Modifications OR Handling & Performance Improvements to his race car? These things are ALL the wrk of Mercedes F1 & they just gift ALL of it to the ungrateful Lewis Hamilton, who would be unknown to the world without Mercedes? I guess when you put it like that, How dare he even demand (Anything) in his new contract, How Rude of him!!!

    • Dayle Ashley Nolasco

      Dayle Ashley Nolasco

      Πριν 2 ημέρες

      @Jeroen Verzijl You know the reason why Rosberg had call it a time after winning the title. It's not what you think that he couldn't repaeat it. Of course, he can base from the start of the season Lewis did in 2017. Nico could utilize that advantage. Rosberg said that he wants to finsh his career on a high & his goal was only to experience the ultimate goal which is winning the title. And, he got it in 2016. He was satisfied & felt fulfilled after all his hard work in his career. That time he was already satisfied that's why he had retired & focus himself to his growing family. That's what he said not those made up thoughts of the pro-Lewis that he can't repeat it. My goodness he was driving the best package on the grid & he know well Lewis game. After all those years they were fighting in the lower class. It's not impossible that Nico could beat him any circumstances. Although, I could say Lewis is bit better but Nico could take every opportunity he got. That's why he finally nailed beating Lewis after 2 tries.

    • Jeroen Verzijl

      Jeroen Verzijl

      Πριν 2 ημέρες

      Lewis wants to be compensated next season for the seasons after that when the salery cap for drivers is there and Daimler is not willing, they see wat they got in russel and paying an exorbithant salary for Lewis is not ok for them, Lewis does if he is so fantastic and that he is so invested in socail stuff, well that is all show, for lewis the only thing that counts is cash,racisme was not a problem with signing his sponserdeal with hiss clothingsponser and about nature, he is selling his cars? Butt he still hase a private Jet, so it is all half half, and they only thing tjat really counts is money, then those ideals fade fast with Hamilton, so? Russel and Rosberg are not compareble, goerge is i believe a much better driver and and i think that he is somewere in the gap between Rosberg and current teammate Bottas. Rosberg, was mentally very strong and bottas is that in now way, bottas is a very good driver but he hase the baggage off driving in Hamiltons shadow and that is bringing him down, Rosberg was very good in Mindfucking lewis and he hade some luck with lewis having a bit more breakdowns that year, him stopping was because h3 knew that he would never repaet that again, George is a lot more confident in his own doing and not busy with all the drama he is focesed on himself!

  2. johnny lind

    johnny lind

    Πριν 51 λεπτό

    well i would let him lose , he has turned into an alien . With marxist ideas , but only when it comes to others .

  3. Мотов Василий

    Мотов Василий

    Πριν ώρα

    Yeah, I dunno, nowadays F1 has like the best line up of young and talented drivers (Lando, Russel, Lecrerc, Gasly, and many on the way), paying so much money to any driver seems unreasonable.

  4. Patrick Hoo

    Patrick Hoo

    Πριν ώρα

    Russel only tried to perform on that race just because he wanted to impress and out of desperation. Give him Lewis seat. He will return to his original level in performance, Lewis is consistent and always hungry for a win no matter what surface and conditions. It’s deadly and dangerous sport. Lewis deserved what he is asking for, I changed my car to Mercedes suv because of him, the is helping the company in terms of sales and marketing. Common !!!

  5. David Ej

    David Ej

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    His demands show his true nature, all the act of wisdom, equality..blah blah bluah is just a show. Bye Lewis hello George seems a wise decision for Merc

  6. azee

    azee

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    quick thoughts, at this point hamilton isn't just the driver in mercedes, he's part of the brand and had been alongside them making history for years. he's one variable that are sure to deliver expected high performance every time. and one that they can trust to be able to utilize their car to the fullest. so to pass him up for a newbie however promising he seems, imo is unlikely Especially if it's for financial reason. i'm sure money is the least of their problems. though they might try to be tough on his supposed demands because however they handle it will set a precedent. it gets tricky when we consider how russel has the spotlight on him now and merc might want to nurture their new driver earlier on. but ham still got good years left on him so they might want to go for another sprint making more records that'll take time to break. after all, with longer records the longer ppl are gonna refer to them as the benchmark. that's longer than i intended to comment but anyway im just dropping this thoughts here and it'll be fun to come back and see how this age.

  7. Beer Stein

    Beer Stein

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Mercedes would be absolutely stupid if the meet Lewis demands. Bottas 2nd place inthe championship has proven that mercedes could still win the wdc with a average driver like Botras. Russel hasmoroven that any driver can step into a mercedes and win a gp. There is no reason to think that Mercedes will not win the championship again next yea, withiut Lewis. Offer Russel the same as Bottas and use the spare cash to give the rest of the team performance incentives.

  8. Gym Head

    Gym Head

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    George fill a 7 times world champions shoes 🤣....

  9. mark taylor

    mark taylor

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    I truly hope they aren't. I like the idea of f1 without lewis.

  10. Tornado 1

    Tornado 1

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    Hey Lewis, you ever hear of the saying "Don't bite the hand that feeds you"?. A great driver but an absolute plank.

  11. FeelTheBirdie

    FeelTheBirdie

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    hamilton is ask for a lot considering its the team that gave him his championships

  12. Epyon GW

    Epyon GW

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    Lets be honest, all these victories are due to Mercedes not Hamilton and Mercedes knows this. Russel basically proved how easy the car is to drive while they keep making Bottas look like that. Think about it Hamilton has yet to proof he can drive a difficult car or do something really amazing. Look back at Schumacher qualiying a Jordan way up the grid, Vettel's amazing victory with Torro Rosso at Monzo, Alonso's start at Minardi and beating his teammate by a large margin, etc. While Hamilton has been in a car with Championship winning potential from the beginning. They can get Maldonado in that car and he would win the championship

  13. A Fraser

    A Fraser

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    I don't doubt Hamilton is a great driver but as a human being he is just intolerable. Classic woke celebrity telling everyday people how to live their lives. Even before covid his salary demands were ridiculous but with budget caps coming in, teams cutting staff, I just think it's pathetic that there is even a conversation to be had about money and length of contract. I wish F1 was a bit like some other sports in that everyone is replaceable and nobody is bigger than the team.

  14. Ep!dEm

    Ep!dEm

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Sack him! Without the car, he is nothing...

  15. Bruce MacKenzie

    Bruce MacKenzie

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Mercedes does not need Hamilton, Hamilton needs Mercedes. There are at least 4-5 drivers that would get similar results Hamilton gets.

  16. Michael Lee

    Michael Lee

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Lewis should drive for Claire Williams and help them return to the top.🤔🤔

  17. Phil Rees

    Phil Rees

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    put vettel in the car. Hamilton has become a total prick he should learn to keep his big mouth shut

  18. shanefanon

    shanefanon

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    F1 without Louis just won't be as colorful. Ha, ha ...

  19. Jerry Carr

    Jerry Carr

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    Isn’t that Bottas helmet at 0:32?

  20. A B

    A B

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    If the Honda engine next year evolves as they said, that tiny bit of performance plus PER talent driving skills and management might make him world champion against this guys. I am seriously concerned by max ver

  21. GGFCHMMAL

    GGFCHMMAL

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    I've been a Ham fan since he started but his greed is turning me off him. I hope the rumours are true, Ham can't get away with this ridiculous exorbitant demand. Merc will succeed without him so he shouldn't have the power over them. But will Toto bow down to his little mate?

  22. Muneiro Valibas

    Muneiro Valibas

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    Mercedes should get Russell in these contract negotiations. I'm sure he could counter Hamilton's demands with his unbeatable Powerpoint presentation.

  23. mrGTRspec

    mrGTRspec

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Mercedes and Lewis has an opportunity to beat Schumachers championship record. They just need to settle down and make this happen.

  24. GrrMeister

    GrrMeister

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    *Hamilton allegedly offered his services to Ferrari but demanded his car Painted Black*

  25. David Edwards

    David Edwards

    Πριν 18 ώρες

    I'd love to see Russell drive the Mercedes, his drive was the most exciting of the year and probably makes Lewis seem too expensive even at his previous contract cost.

  26. Johan Burger

    Johan Burger

    Πριν 18 ώρες

    I'm suprised Hamilton didn't ask for a lap dance from the Queen. That's all that's left

  27. Peter Blazeby

    Peter Blazeby

    Πριν 18 ώρες

    Just get George Russell in a get rid of me ego!

  28. Britney Chin

    Britney Chin

    Πριν 19 ώρες

    Just replace Hamilton with Russel. Hamilton no doubt is the best but F1 fans already immune to Lewis's Wins. F1 fans no more feeling on Lewis winning as we all know he is proven a true winner. No Surprise at all if Lewis win another GP because he did it so many till fans got immune. If Russel win... it will a big attraction to F1.

  29. Paolo B.V.

    Paolo B.V.

    Πριν 19 ώρες

    200.000.000 is fucking silly

  30. Piotr Stanczak

    Piotr Stanczak

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    Russell showed that Hamilton is not some kind of superstar it's great driver but Russell is the same if not better and would not have such enormous demands.

  31. Recommended

    Recommended

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    We will see how good he really is in 22 I have my doubts of Hamilton being the goat of all time he is good and talented but so are other drivers only mentality of decision and choices make them diff and Russell have sown something even diff than that he like to talk to team muchore than Lewis accq to wolff

  32. jp k

    jp k

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    Why would you pay him big money? Russell and alot of other driver would do the job. Hamilton should drive for free the amount of titles Mercedes have gifted him.

  33. aluwani moyo

    aluwani moyo

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    The main amount, they need to cough up - no two was about it. Hamilton is worth a lot more than just the driving - he's a freaking Knight, the biggest social media star on the grid and also doing other endorsements like Tommy Hilfiger which automatically give Mercedes some exposure coz he's know everywhere as the Mercedes f1 Champ. Even when he chases some of his causes like the environment, BLM and all that, they get automatic positive association, so cough up Mercedes - you're not just paying a driver here and you know it! PAY THER MAN! That 10% thing though is a bit ridiculous - he's not gonna be the only one scoring constructors points so they should point that out, maybe as a compromise say BOTH drivers share 10% divided between according to their constructors points contributions. If he refuses that, he will have trouble ever looking his teammate in the face. Why the hell does he want's four years - that's ridiculous. As for the special edition car, GIVE HIM THE FREAKING AMG WTF!

  34. evo

    evo

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    Ferrari would meet that figure and would have to get their finger out on development of the car instead of staff reshuffle. The PR in a Ferrari 7 times world champion.

  35. Ez Zee

    Ez Zee

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    Hamilton thinks he is God like. Change the whole bloody world instead of just driving. F1 is a business and it depends what sponsorship one brings and what salary that driver asks for. Russell proved what everyone knew, any driver can get in that Mercedes and win. All F1 drivers are the cream of the crop. It's time to dump Hami and move on. Hamilton is Phenomenal but there are other drivers one step behind. Bring on Russell and keep Bottas

  36. Andyclassics

    Andyclassics

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    Anyone suggesting that Russell's one drive in the car is making Merc think twice about signing Lewis are deludeded. If Merc wanted Russell in the car this season they would have paid Bottas off, they would always want an experienced driver in the car with a rookie. I think its more the Pandemic and it effects on finances thats making Merc think carefully before making a decision.

  37. BNOVA

    BNOVA

    Πριν 22 ώρες

    Very few of the Rumors regarding Hamilton's Salary demands have been true in the past and I suspect most of this isn't. However it isn't far fetched. I already thought that he would get one of the F1 Cars and their new hyper car as he is helping develop that. Also Ambassador roles have been given to former drivers in the past so that is nothing new. The hardest part to believe is the 10% of the Team Winnings though. I would not sign onto that.

  38. Joseph Cervantes

    Joseph Cervantes

    Πριν 23 ώρες

    Happy for Lewis' achievements and accolades but if those numbers are true, He just comes off as Greedy and really will put off a lot of people including me. Hope they come to an agreement but people wouldn't mind a driver change at all, if anything, it would make it more interesting because lets be honest it was more exciting in the mid-field where the actions are happening than P1 which is mostly the same person over and over.

  39. Andy Boardy

    Andy Boardy

    Πριν 23 ώρες

    Hamilton, Like everyone is replaceable. Those demands, if true are ridiculous. Sign Russell!

  40. Timmy Schnitzel

    Timmy Schnitzel

    Πριν ημέρα

    Not surprised. Mercedes can get Russell to do the same job for 5% of the salary. Bye!

  41. Boris 2112

    Boris 2112

    Πριν ημέρα

    It is the car not Hamilton. You could put a rookie in that car.

  42. Fred A

    Fred A

    Πριν ημέρα

    Would be a pity when Lewis would not race anymore due to his high money demand but there is a perfect replacement, we saw it one of the last races. So Lewis has to back down in my opinion a little bit, don’t be too demanding, you already have 250 mio on your bank account.

  43. Kevin Baxter

    Kevin Baxter

    Πριν ημέρα

    Mercedes bin LH Get GR for 5mill Max 10mill

  44. Christoph Muziol

    Christoph Muziol

    Πριν ημέρα

    Mercedes, please just take George Russell and / or Nico Hülkenberg (or any other decent & less greedy driver) instead!! Cheers

  45. Ugypt Kutan

    Ugypt Kutan

    Πριν ημέρα

    All F1 driver can go fast in Hamilton's car...its the matter how the team screw you up if you're going to win the race🥴🥴

  46. Uz. F

    Uz. F

    Πριν ημέρα

    OKAY I just TRIED to do some research instead of clapping my fingers on the keyboard with no knowledge of the matter like most of people do, and (LONG READ) It seems like Micheal Schumacher was paid $38M in 1999 according to Forbes, WITH *2 WDC!!* . You might say it's less than Hamilton's, but with inflation the number gets to *$59,032,521.01* for 2020 according to an inflation calculator website. Some place else it was 30M Pounds Sterling for 2000's, aka $40,765,470.00 in 2000, aka *$61,269,175.70* for 2020. Some place else it was: -1998 and 1999 it was $25M per year = $39,694,938.65 per year after infl. (with 2 WDC) -2000 and 2001 it was $30M per year = $45,089,024.39 per year after infl. (with 2 WDC when signing the contract I think) -2002 and 2003 it was $32M per year = $46,036,420.23 per year after infl. (with 4 WDC when signing the contract I think) -2004 and 2005 it was $35M per year = $47,953,335.10 per year after infl. (with 6 WDC when signing contract in end of 2003) -2006 it was $38M per year = *$48,783,819.44* per year after infl. (with 7 WDC when signing contract in end of 2005) So, if you analyse the 3 numbers - $59,032,521.01, $$61,269,175.70, $48,783,819.44 - they all get to an average of *$56,361,838.72* with infl. and this in 2006, i.e. the last year of his career, ie. 1/2 years AFTER his last title. NOW, after this I do not really see reasons for Hamilton to earn less than $55M of raw driver salary per year since the first 7 WDC already set a benchmark for the remuneration they should get. Only reason I might see is COVID, but assuming Mercedes will recover, Hamilton's contract should be in an increasing wage manner to get less first year and way more than would've been given in second/third year during the contract (idk about economics, but that's the idea). Moreover because of corona, I'd assume the number would be around Ps. Alonso got around $40M in 2010??? aka $47,476,061.20 after inflation for 2020. WHYYYY 😂😂 I did only a small research to get these numbers. I f you do not agree with the numbers/ idea, feel free to link them in the comments. Thanks.

  47. Fergus Phillips

    Fergus Phillips

    Πριν ημέρα

    Hmmm this smells a bit made up. Why don't we just wait and see what actually happens?

  48. ActualPerson

    ActualPerson

    Πριν ημέρα

    Hamilton to Williams?

  49. Israel

    Israel

    Πριν ημέρα

    Follow me on this conspiracy theory: 1. Jensen Button won the 2009 championship with “Brawn Mercedes” after finishing “P3” at the last race at “Abu Dhabi”, with Red Bull driver Vettle finishing P1. Jensen Button left the team in 2010. 2. Lewis Hamilton won the 2020 championship with “Petronas Mercedes” after finishing “P3” at the last race at “Abu Dhabi”, with Red Bull driver Verstappen finishing P1. Lewis Hamilton doesn’t have a contract for 2021. 3. Come 2010 the season started in Bahrain, come 2021 the season starts in Bahrain. 4. Come 2010, Alonso won his debut for a new team. Come 2021, Alonso to make his first debut for Alpine. 5. Come 2010, Schumacher returned to F1. Come 2021, Schumacher’s son joins F1. 6. Come 2010, the second Red Bull seat was driven by a driver who didn’t come from RedBull academy (Webber). Come 2021, Red-Bull hires their second ever driver that didn’t pass through their academy (Perez) 7. Come 2010, the Red Bull driver that won the 2009 Abu Dhabi GP (Vettle) won the championship. Come 2021, the Red Bull driver that won the 2020 Abu Dhabi GP (Verstarppen) will win the championship.

  50. Robertconor1

    Robertconor1

    Πριν ημέρα

    The car is the winner....not Hamilton....covid confirmed 👍

  51. Michael Marsden

    Michael Marsden

    Πριν ημέρα

    There is absolutely no way Mercedes will not renew his contract. Imagine if they refused and he went somewhere else and won the title

  52. Johnny Smith

    Johnny Smith

    Πριν ημέρα

    Merc should tell Lewis to piss off and put George in the seat & save 10s of millions.

  53. Ann O Grady

    Ann O Grady

    Πριν ημέρα

    Time for nikita mazepan to go, take nico hulkenberg instead Mr Haas, you would have two German drivers then Sir, they would get on great together,

  54. nodlimax

    nodlimax

    Πριν ημέρα

    I'd be very happy if they threw Hamilton out.

  55. Odd Balls

    Odd Balls

    Πριν ημέρα

    Any one could win that car

  56. Rafeek Gabier

    Rafeek Gabier

    Πριν ημέρα

    Is this now Hamilton flashing his 7 crows around 😒

  57. Steve McQueen is King of Cool

    Steve McQueen is King of Cool

    Πριν ημέρα

    Does everyone forget that Hamilton's ass was in the seat for all of the development of the Merc? Russell has no clear provenance as a development driver, he just sat in Hamilton's work with Merc.

  58. Brian Ellis

    Brian Ellis

    Πριν ημέρα

    Lewis should remember he is only in this position due to Mercedes giving him the best car by a mile. Should let him go

  59. Roland Lee

    Roland Lee

    Πριν ημέρα

    Classic Crymilton... all ego.

  60. Jari Sipilainen

    Jari Sipilainen

    Πριν ημέρα

    its all marketing. who will be suprise if we see lewis again, but they should just say NO pay limits come they can pay him that much not even they pay NOW for 4 years LOL george can drive can 10million. everyone on grid line can win with mercedez. take young driver and lewis record are soon gone !!! its bout fastest car not driver

  61. geonerd

    geonerd

    Πριν ημέρα

    Hell yes. Buy out Russell's contract, plus a little extra for causing Williams the trouble, and they'll still be MILES ahead.

  62. geonerd

    geonerd

    Πριν ημέρα

    Lewis' ego has run completely amok. The only 'offer' Merc needs to make is a firm "No!"

  63. Filthy Rethuglicans

    Filthy Rethuglicans

    Πριν ημέρα

    Of course he is and they'll pay it. I wouldn't give him 4 years; Russell made it plain that the car is the reason Mercedes are winning. In the current climate I doubt MB is going to get rid of the only black driver on the grid either.

  64. peter johnson

    peter johnson

    Πριν ημέρα

    It's called Greed. Put Russell in the car.

  65. Asmo

    Asmo

    Πριν ημέρα

    I am surprised Hamilton hasn't started his own F1 team. He could have bought out Williams.

  66. mike mike

    mike mike

    Πριν ημέρα

    Car 99.9%, Hamilton .1% of the success.

  67. Cote Azur

    Cote Azur

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    Hamilton: No one said winning was cheap.

  68. Speed Mann

    Speed Mann

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    Mercedes don't need Hamilton they're cars are good enough to win without him. It gives me the shits the bloke is already a multi it shouldn't be about money it should be about legacy.

  69. Phil Place

    Phil Place

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    Greed amongst super rich people really is disgusting

  70. Cd B

    Cd B

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    Sweet! Give George the seat. Bye Lewis.

  71. sillieww

    sillieww

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    Hey Mercedes, let Hamilton go. Get a new driver and go from there.

  72. Meru

    Meru

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    If Hamilton retires or fails to sign for 2021, I actually think Valtteri will finally win a title.

  73. New Tech

    New Tech

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    The car makes Hamilton win races. Who needs him when George is just as good.

  74. Lathan Starnes

    Lathan Starnes

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    Oh come on Lewis. You damn well know Russell could win a championship in that car. I’m not sure I believe this.

  75. Hurri

    Hurri

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    Where do you get this idea that Bottas has not signed on.

  76. Paul Christian

    Paul Christian

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    They need to ditch Hamilton. He was ok up to this season but now his racist wokeness has no boundaries. Watching a bunch of millionaires kneeling to the lord of woke is not on.

  77. P B

    P B

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    4 years at Hams age is too much of an ask

  78. Kurt Eibell

    Kurt Eibell

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    Fire him and bring him George Russell. The slowest driver in F1 could at minimum be the number 2 driver in the F1 championship. Russell is a driver of the future and replacing Hamilton will force drive salaries down.

  79. marcus price

    marcus price

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    Muzzle woof woof. Virtue signal, obedience. You tool

  80. GamerFlair

    GamerFlair

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    So, 50Mil a year isnt actually that ridiculous for that level of F1 driver. I'm fairly certain his on something around 40mil+ a year at the moment. And since his won every championship since then, his value has hardly decreased. I actually think the major sticking point is probably the 4 year deal. The driver salary cap is actually irrelevant, because if it does come in it would not apply to pre-existing contracts (which is probably why Lewis wants a 4 year deal). His signing his last contract, his going to go to the wire to get every last penny he can because, if its your last contract that what you do. The money is insane to us normal people, but its context. Previous contracts have established his value. The actual number is kind of irrelevant. You have a job. You signed a contract for £100 a day to do that job to the best of your ability 3 years ago. You've done that job better then anyone else for the last 3 years. Wouldn't you expect to get paid more if you signed on again? You've proved no-one does that job better.

  81. General Dreagon LP's

    General Dreagon LP's

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    Somehow I doubt these rumours about Hamilton are true. He just doesn't seem like the guy who particularly cares about money, especially with developments last year. I still feel it's more likely he wants a short deal, perhaps just a year, and Mercedes wants him to commit to a longer contract.

  82. Steve Nock

    Steve Nock

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    So, all this is speculation and therefore pointless. Why not stop looking in a crystal ball and report facts.

  83. malthuswasright

    malthuswasright

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    So if Mercedes reject the demands, what does Lewis do? Retire? Go rallying? He's out of F1 for sure. Do Mercedes take the view that they won the constructors by such a margin they can put anyone in the car and still be OK? In which case they don't need Lewis. Does Lewis have the appetite for titles 8 and 9?

  84. Keith Powell

    Keith Powell

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    It's all crap. Lewis is looking for business opportunities far forward from today and that's why there could be a delay. He is getting involved in other sports and personal investments now. They won't go for that and as for a driver. George Russell a fantastic replacement and a great bloke, however Lewis is pure quality to the team rather than just a driver, so there must be some compromise.

  85. Jove

    Jove

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    The big financial incentives ($30M bonus for winning 2x constructors in a row and the $20M top 3 fund) have been eliminated for 2021 and the teams' championship winnings are also much more even than before. Therefore I think it doesn't make sense for Merc to pay Hamilton even as high a salary as this year since the team's earnings are less connected to his performance, as great as it is. If I was Merc I'd offer $30M a year max for 2 years, take it or leave it.

  86. Nathan Jack

    Nathan Jack

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    Piss him off then and put another driver in. He isnt really any better at driving then the top 5. Its because the car is superior not him.

  87. GSA

    GSA

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    Get George and fire that hypocrite Louie , he ain't shit !!!

  88. Bradley childers

    Bradley childers

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    He needs them way more than they need him, they have the fastest car. Wouldn't pay any more than second in pay. He will fold.

  89. Paul Adams

    Paul Adams

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    Hamilton’s position has been seriously undermined by the performance of George Russell and that’s good for F1 and the fans. Hamilton will unfortunately sign because he has no other option in F1 if he wants an 8th world championship. He either signs for Mercedes or he will have to do Mansell and go to America and get an Indy car drive. I used to be a massive fan of Hamilton but in the last two seasons he has got far to big for his boots. The knighthood will only make him worse. Goodbye Hamilton and Hello Russell or goodbye to the past and hello to the future is what Mercedes should be saying.

  90. Roy Vas

    Roy Vas

    Πριν ημέρα

    🤔 He needs to add ice cream for life, pizza night after every race, a fridge full of beer.

  91. Brian Sørensen

    Brian Sørensen

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    They should sign Russel. It's the perfect time. People are tired of hypocrite Hamilton anyways and with Ferrari's current form Russel will secure another Mercedes championship.

  92. Jacob Wadsworth

    Jacob Wadsworth

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    They should be unwilling. Hamilton has absolutely ZERO to offer Mercedes. Mercedes doesn't need Hamilton whatsoever. Any old top 10 driver will send the car to a drivers championship, and with his mate the constructors. Hamilton needs Mercedes - he can't win with any other team on the grid - they don't have the car & won't have the car. So remind me again who has the power here? Remind me why we should care whether Lewis even drives next year? So we can watch another dinner plate of championship served to him - yet again at the expense of his team mate. Lest we forget - Hamilton hasn't even been the best driver in Mercedes half his years there - half of those championships are nothing more than team orders against a team mate that could've beaten him otherwise. Bit different when Rueben's is your man, but it ain't when the guy next to you meets or exceeds your calibre on any given day.

  93. Harley

    Harley

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    I wish Mercedes would do F1 fans and F1 a big favour and move on from Mr Militant.

  94. Web crawler

    Web crawler

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    Russel is just as fast as Hamilton and costs only a fraction. It's a better deal for Mercedes

  95. Jerome Small

    Jerome Small

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    I think the rumour is BS. No way would he be asking for a 4 year contract. And the car story is even more outlandish. The rumour has been put out by haters in order to besmirch the man. My opinion!

  96. pierre richard Dalcourt

    pierre richard Dalcourt

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    My wish is that Merc goes other way

  97. MrCheshire24

    MrCheshire24

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    Mercedes is a singular so your question should read “is Mercedes....

  98. Sam Lancaster

    Sam Lancaster

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    Only if Lewis contractually signs to stop his worship of Marxism, Athiesm , Anarchism and outright Racism of blm . Perhaps time to retire ?

  99. Venom Outcast

    Venom Outcast

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    Hamilton = The Diva of F1... They better sign Russell for next year and drop the Hamster in a Williams to get down to earth again.

  100. Haribo

    Haribo

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    Aparently Hamilton also demands that he can pick the second driver for 2022. If these rumours are true, I think he overplays his hand, as Mercedes already have picked their driver for 2022 and a demand like that might convince them to make it 2021 (source: autosprint.it).

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