Wolff Explains Reason Behind Hamilton Contract Delays

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    With the new season of Formula 1 less than two months away, many expected Mercedes and 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to have finalized a new deal by now. However, nothing has been announced yet and there have even been suggestions that Mercedes may not want to meet Hamilton’s new demands. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff who also happens to partly own the team has now revealed the latest developments in this regard
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    0:00 - Wolff Explains Legal Curveballs behind Hamilton’s Contract Delay
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    Wolff Explains Legal Curveballs behind Hamilton’s Contract Delay
    Wolff started off by reiterating that they will finalize the new deal
    “At some point we will finalize it. It's how it is with negotiations. You always come from different corners, but that's quite normal”
    He then explained why it is taking so much time
    “We have a really solid basis in our relationship. We have celebrated great successes together and want to continue doing so in the future. But sometimes you have to talk things out in detail, and that took, or still takes us some time”
    Wolff then explained how the lawyers are having a difficult time with the negotiations taking place over Zoom
    “The lawyers are working hard. We don't make life easy for them, of course, when we both argue over Zoom and keep sending curveballs to the lawyers. [Hamilton is] in America now and I'm here [in Austria]”
    Wolff then confirmed a timeline by which the new deal will be signed
    “[It should be sorted] before Bahrain at the latest - you have to sign something at some point!”
    He summed up his words by elaborating on why they don’t need any threatening gestures
    “We never played the George Russell card. He did incredibly well and will one day be in a top car, but our longstanding partnership is not at all about making any threatening gestures. We know we want to race together. And now we have to negotiate the contract”

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    Former F1 team owner Eddie Jordan thinks that Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll “has the speed to be a world champion, he really, really does”
    Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer, meanwhile, added that their other driver Sebastian Vettel “will bring out the best in Lance, with Lance pushing Sebastian hard in return”
    He further feels that “it’s the ideal blend of experience, race-winning knowhow, and raw talent”
    McLaren's production director, Piers Thynne feels that their “switch to the Mercedes power unit” has “driven a huge amount of change and, essentially”, they’ve “been building a new car”
    He further revealed that “the number of new parts on the” 2021 “MCL35M is about the same as when” they “built the” 2020 MCL35
    He also confirmed that “there are some challenges in certain areas at the moment - but that’s F1. If you’re not encountering any problems, then you’re probably not being aggressive enough”
    Toto Wolff definitely thinks that “Red Bull, with [Sergio] Perez, will be a much stronger opponent in terms of the constructors' championship”
    He also expects “Sergio to be very strong. It will also be interesting how he faces Verstappen. It's a new opponent”
    He further thinks that “Honda will really step on the gas to compete for the championship in their last year as a manufacturer. That's why it will be quite interesting”
    Head of engineering at AlphaTauri Jody Egginton, feels that they “should have been sixth in the championship” as “the car was good enough for it”
    He also accepts that they “didn't live up to it. There are many things” they “improved with, but unfortunately” they “didn't deliver the performance”
    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner thinks that the “Hydrogen Class at Le Mans offers an exciting glimpse into the future of sustainable motorsport”
    This is because it “promises both to advance the use of hydrogen in transportation, and also deliver exciting racing”
    McLaren’s technical director James Key thinks that their “strengths have been typically the high-speed corners” and “in terms of weaknesses”, they “still need to improve” “a bit in low speed”
    FIA president Jean Todt confirmed that they “are facing a difficult start to the season, because it is a difficult time for the whole planet”
    He added that “creativity is the key word when organizing major sporting events at this time”. They “need to have a different vision, and above all solidarity”

    Were Alpha Tauri good enough to have finished P6 in the constructors championship last year?

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Stijn Lits
Stijn Lits

Once more Eddie Jordan shows why Jordan GP won only four races...

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BB Wolf
BB Wolf

Seriously, is there anyone who believes all this BS about Hamilton and Wolff? We are fed up. Kick the kid out, put somebody hungry and young in the car and proceed with the circus. Who cares about eight titles...

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Stevedb177
Stevedb177

I hope they made the tub large enough for George to fit in!

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Asmo
Asmo

Hamilton's a greedy, money grabbing bastard. That's the problem. They should drop his arse and give his seat to Russell.

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mono lith
mono lith

Replace bottas with Russell and you'll have an invincible team!

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LI TE
LI TE

Is Hamilton holding Mercedes to ransom ? With budget cuts for 21 and beyond, Hamilton wants to hold all the aces in any contract for the future. I wish younger drivers would get a chance in the top cars, instead of being overlooked....

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thorpedrof1
thorpedrof1

Do us a favour, and get rid of Hamilton

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Lee Mcnamara
Lee Mcnamara

One reason, George Russel! Another, hamilton being a nasty political cancer.

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Bill Weeks
Bill Weeks

Hamilton is waiting to see how much performance the new chassis rules will delete. He's going to retire, Merc will call up George, and Bottas will win his one and only championship then retire. Have a look inside my crystal ball . . .

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Timmy Schnitzel
Timmy Schnitzel

1:44 LOL! How much was Eddie jordan paid for the promotion??

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Mark Greene
Mark Greene

Contract negotiations? Drive to Survive Season 3 - let's see it!

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Good ONE
Good ONE

Will this affect thousands of employees if Hamilton gets his demanded money? he made so much! He should just retire and think others! Greed is no good!

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Bjørnar Iversen
Bjørnar Iversen

The only one thing missing in the destruction of Vettels legacy is losing to his paydriver brat teammate.. that will be the end.

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Primary Ignition
Primary Ignition

If you replaced all drivers with new drivers, we'd still watch F1. Go tell Hammy that.

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Iain Turnbull
Iain Turnbull

I think it may be dawning on Lewis that he needs mercedes more than Mercedes needs him. How not to lose face that's his problem.

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Damien
Damien

Get rid of him he dont know what he has hypocrite

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Srijan Honnalli
Srijan Honnalli

Looks like Daniel's shoey is doing its job

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Leslie George
Leslie George

Wolffe not need to explain why the delay Mercedes should let both the blokes out of Mercedes team and get new management team and sack Bottas cos he is no where near rosberg

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seeking the truth
seeking the truth

There is no difference in the contract ,its hype to get media attention, you're all idiots when you say he's not driving for mercedes, he was always going to sign

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Adam Hitchman
Adam Hitchman

The reason for the delay is simple , hamilton is being a proper greedy knobhead , the end ,

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kly plays
kly plays

Last time, they went out on a pizza after they signed. Looks like not this time :) Either lewis or toto gonna win and this gonna leave a sour taste on one's mouth.

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John Hodgetts
John Hodgetts

Like a Perez pizza.

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MaquiNando
MaquiNando

just fucking bring George Russell to the team!

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Craig Hudson
Craig Hudson

If I was Toto I would cut Hamilton off and go for George Russell as it has been proved it is the car, Toto could save £70 million and not kowtow to BLM every day.

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Tony Flying
Tony Flying

The advantage of Hamilton is he is always in the news. Look about at the moment almost all F1 news is about Hamilton and his Mercedes contract. And that’s worth a fortune to Mercedes.

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Craig Hudson
Craig Hudson

@Tony Flying no it would save a lot more.

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Tony Flying
Tony Flying

But your not Toto. And getting Russell in would not save anything like £70 million.

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pottsman420
pottsman420

He will sign, no doubt about it.

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Dave Russell
Dave Russell

03:02 - "Hydrogen Class at Le Mans". Hindenburg disaster: Have I been forgotten already?

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Roger Turner
Roger Turner

Completely different storage philosophy.

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Kenneth Almazan
Kenneth Almazan

if niki lauda was there, the contract would be done.

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Chakalaka
Chakalaka

Coz the slacktivist wants more money, that's all.

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Rares Uta
Rares Uta

Hamilton should go to a midfield team and win there, then there would be no doubt that he is the goat

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S Khumalo
S Khumalo

@Joe bloggs Hamilton imo. So who’s right?

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S Khumalo
S Khumalo

So who’s the goat if it’s not Hamilton?

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hammered hemi
hammered hemi

Lets up the entertainment value forget Hamilton, Sign Grosjean. Now that would be funny.

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Vince Russo
Vince Russo

Maybe Hamilton is waiting for Merc to guarantee him the best car unbeatable car on the grid for 2021.

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Le-WiiSs
Le-WiiSs

I skipped out the Lewis contract negotiations part

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DragsterJeffCrider
DragsterJeffCrider

Quick, precise, to the point. Good content. Thanks.

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Crate Yup
Crate Yup

Mercedes doesn't need Hamilton, they've the best car anyone in that grid can be a WCD with Mercedes-Benz and that can damage Hamilton's legacy. I would say Mercedes is trying to give him a reasonable contract under financial circumstances.

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Razer Gaming
Razer Gaming

The F1 Mercedes car, why Hamilton keeps winning and why he hasn't damage the engine that much, instead of the other F1 team cars.

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Too Late
Too Late

I will still watch F1 if there is no Hamilton, Verstappen, Perez, Russel, Botas, or Alonso! But how bad would it be for Bottas and Verstappen if Russel won the championship with Russel in the Merc!

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Otto WHO?
Otto WHO?

Well, just don't be so Hamilton obsessed, a German say is: Andere Mütter haben auch genau so schöne Söhne ! The absence of Hamilton with Russell in his seat, the car very untailored to him did definitely show and confirm that! Hamilton is a risk taker and a loose canon with lots of good luck on his side and a bit of bullying and stand overs he gets always what he wants. So think about that !

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Anton Goring
Anton Goring

The only thing Lewis deserves is a ban for life!

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Chris Cars
Chris Cars

I wish Mercedes would just tell Hamilton to fuck off he is to full of him self

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balf1111117373
balf1111117373

Why are they so afraid to lose Hamilton. The car is so fast Bottas could easily win the championship. Heck I probably could

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D F
D F

Totto And Lewis are like bread and butter! Just Lewis is wanting mega mega money, to drive. But they will come to an agreement

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Hemi Mike
Hemi Mike

I like the comment from Eddy Jordan, I feel the same

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Rory Algate
Rory Algate

Go away Hamilton your a complete dushe bag....

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Dharmik Patel
Dharmik Patel

Best entertainment

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Don Lucio
Don Lucio

"Before bahrain at the latest" Then who tf drives in pre season? Only bottas?

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Pieter Keyser
Pieter Keyser

@Oliver Sampson crappy track to do testing on though... But money will always win in this sport.

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Oliver Sampson
Oliver Sampson

I think that is what he means, Bahrain is both pre season and 1st race this year. Confusing, I know.

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vubear
vubear

Anybody who actually deals in contacts should know that Lewis is in a poor negotiating position as far as the investors go.

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Alex Hopps
Alex Hopps

"Should be sorted by Bahrain" 🤣

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Dario 108
Dario 108

1:45 Eddie 🤣🤣

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Chris Chris
Chris Chris

Get rid of him !!!!

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Dan Okero
Dan Okero

I'm sure Russell has added leverage to Mercedes negotiations -that kid can win in the car they dont desperately need lewis

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James B.
James B.

We don't want any politics BLM bs in sports. Keep it to yourself. I hope Mercedes does NOT sign Hamilton.

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Duderama 67
Duderama 67

They're like an old married couple. Maybe it's the 7 year itch?

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Carl Hoppe
Carl Hoppe

George Russell through a spanner in the works. Lewis simply isn’t the GOAT. The car is the winner.

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John Hodgetts
John Hodgetts

"threw" - past tense of throw. You're welcome.

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You Have One New Message
You Have One New Message

Lance Stroll has been cursed ! If Eddie Jordan thinks he is good it means he is total s#it !

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You Have One New Message
You Have One New Message

George has to be seriously wondering where he is going to be this season ! The George card may not be being played but it’s there ! If Lewis walks that is going to be the first door Mercedes goes knocking on, it has to be !

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Joe Felony
Joe Felony

I like how Mercedes is dumb enough to keep Hamilton. They would win either way, it’s 80% material and 20% driver for a reason.

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Mester Orange
Mester Orange

Boys are Just doing business, ppl should chill

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Rusty Gilchrist
Rusty Gilchrist

Wolff and Hamilton out making a new car to win the 8th

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Minecraft123
Minecraft123

How are you doing

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Minecraft123
Minecraft123

Awesome video

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Meeth Mehta
Meeth Mehta

If Gasly did not have the issues with his car in the last few seasons they would have definitely finish above Ferrari

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Terry Ford
Terry Ford

altho lewis iis great go for brotas and you will succread

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Meeth Mehta
Meeth Mehta

Eddie has been making some really bold statements recently, this one was definitely the most optimistic of all

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Carlos
Carlos

It's not like Hamilton is not gonna go for an almost certain 8th title...

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6re6ory
6re6ory

If Ham and Merc would not come to terms that would be the best thing in F1 in years !!!!!

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James Bond
James Bond

Vettel: experience, Race winning know how and raw raw talent. Lance:...

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TylerT46
TylerT46

Hamilton deserves to stay in the best team and get his salary. He is an incredible once in a lifetime driver and doesn’t deserve the horrible hate he gets.

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Adrian Osler
Adrian Osler

who cares lewis wont get the deal he wants time to move brand lewis on

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Tenzo Go
Tenzo Go

Let George drive instead!

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Mike
Mike

GR will be at "a top" team soon... hmm I wonder if this really is the sticking point, why say "a top team"... I could see them using their pull at racing point to get George a seat there otherwise I can't see him sticking 2022 out at Williams.

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CLASSIC F1
CLASSIC F1

Just ditch hamilton and bring russell instead.

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truthordarequestions
truthordarequestions

More F1 drama for the kids

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Parallax
Parallax

I have a sneaky feeling that they won’t come to an agreement despite all the positive jargon being said.

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Squeezy Hugs
Squeezy Hugs

Hi Dillon. I hope that you are in good health, wealth and waist. I have to say this.. I really enjoy the way you read out the quotes. You seem to hit the tone of the comments really well. Keep up the good work for us F1 fans.

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SandhoeFlyer
SandhoeFlyer

Let's make it interesting. Fact, it hardly matter if Lewis drives for this team... Some one else would get a chance of being world chump. It would make the grid fight more exciting, think about it ...if Hamilton was in a RED Bull or even a third rate team, fighting hard.... something to watch.

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MERCURY RV Motorhomes
MERCURY RV Motorhomes

There is one answer to this, George Russell, he showed he is actually better than Mr Hamilton, even if I feel his failure was constructed so as not to embarrass Mr Hamilton. Say thank you Mr Hamilton, now is the time to drive something else if you are that good. Sign George, he is a star. Well, that's my opinion aired, discuss....

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S Khumalo
S Khumalo

“better than Mr Hamilton” How so? By one race he didn’t even win? Really?

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Tristan Cooper
Tristan Cooper

100% agree with you.

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CHRoOMAX
CHRoOMAX

Just say f it and don't come to terms, and sign Russell instead... it's very simple!

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Stevo Larry420stevens Lozz
Stevo Larry420stevens Lozz

What have Eddie and Otmar been smoking? Speed and Raw talent? Surely they are confusing Stroll with someone else!

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TheTallRaver
TheTallRaver

Horner: Hello? Hi, it’s Christian. Ekhm, calling about that engine... It wasn’t that bad, you know? Renault: 😑

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Raoul Wegat
Raoul Wegat

Is that Eddie Jordan or John McAfee?

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Chris FS
Chris FS

Mercedes should charge Hamilton! Maybe then he would stop preaching?

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Freddy Chale
Freddy Chale

*Haven`t heard such pieces of crap in years!* 1. HAM, honestly? Lawyers can't get it together??? *It's been MONTHS!* 2. Lance Stroll championship material, he will push VET... He wasn't able to Push PER, he fell apart when it got serious!!! *MAN!* We have three seasons in F1: Racing Season, Silly Season and FOOL Season.

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Hila Pineki
Hila Pineki

Dont you's already get paid enough lol money dont make u a good driver dat comes naturally

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Angelo Mertens
Angelo Mertens

Hamilton needs this more than Mercedes

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keith Williams
keith Williams

Lets be honest, Mercedes without Hamilton is like RedBull without Verstappen. As much as Bottas likes to think otherwise he is a No2 driver. He wins when Hamilton has a bad day. Love or hate him Hamilton is top class. Alonso, Vettel and Verstappen say so. Yes he has the best car but why would you put a bad driver in the best car ? He seldom makes mistakes and has matured into more than just a out and out racer. Also, You don't become 7 time world Champion by accident. (Bring on the haters)

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BeeCee
BeeCee

Wolff as always... Bla bla bla. Fact is Hamilton is overasking and Russell showed in one race that he isnt inexpendable. He will probably play the race card.

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Chad Moodley
Chad Moodley

Anyone see vettels hairline

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Gregory Doran
Gregory Doran

Hamilton leaves and Mercedes change the colour back to the Silver Arrows the way they should be.

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Sebastian Sanlley
Sebastian Sanlley

Lance? Push? What?

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Reg Van Rooyen
Reg Van Rooyen

There is nothing diplomatic or professional about the way Woolf has handled this matter !! Absolute disgrace to hold the top driver in the world to ransom and make him the whipping boy amongst his peers!!

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Andrew McPhee
Andrew McPhee

Hamilton needs Mercedes more than Mercedes needs him. Mercedes can win both titles with a Bottas/Russell combination. But Hamilton will never win his 8th title without Mercedes. If they don't come to an agreement Hamilton will be watching from his couch thinking what might have been...

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Brendo Yeah
Brendo Yeah

Hamilton is upset Mercedes won’t stop using leather in there cars Woke Soyboy, I feel so sorry for the oppressed millionaire

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katgolds30
katgolds30

I don't think Hamilton liked being exposed by George Russel who showed that it is the car that is great and not Hamilton! It dramatically reduced his negotiating position.

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Larry Dunn
Larry Dunn

the whole Russell thing kind of makes Hamilton look like an insecure prick

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Gumnaam Aadmi
Gumnaam Aadmi

The thumbnail is sorta like when Toto goes to couples counselling and says to the therapist ‘we both argue 😕’

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adib z
adib z

Hamilton is too greedy

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Brian
Brian

"We never played the george russell card" so Wolff admits thats a legitimate card in his deck

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Daniel Frei
Daniel Frei

A card is a threat for as long as it is not played out... and Hamilton and Wolff are smart enough to know that this card is still in the game. Mercedes will not play it to the end, so they know they can wait without any pressure. And they will wait as they know Hamilton can not.

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ray martin
ray martin

don't much care.

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Max Lampert
Max Lampert

Every day you give us nice features about f1 and motorsports in all kinds, but were do you get those infos from? I'd really lovd to follow it like you do but I dont have any correct sources

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Bozack Tbc
Bozack Tbc

I wonder how much 💵 Eddie got for talking out his ass...?

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