Which rival team offered Lewis Hamilton a contract?

Which rival team offered Lewis Hamilton a contract?

Which rival team offered Lewis Hamilton a contract?

Lewis Hamilton accused Ferrari team of interesting tactics, thus indirectly accusing Kimi Raikkonen of intentionally crashing into him.

Confirming what has always been expected, Mercedes announced on Thursday that it has retained Lewis Hamilton through the 2020 Formula 1 season.

He trails Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by eight points after 10 races.

We're only halfway through the 2018 Formula One World Championship, but Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has already confirmed its driver line-up for the 2019 season. Hamilton's new deal keeps him at Brackley for another two years (and is said to be worth £40m a year) whilst Bottas will be there for another year, with the possibility of it being extended by his team for another.

"This contract extension has basically been a formality since Toto (Wolff) and I sat down during the winter, so it's good to put pen to paper, announce it and then get on with business as usual", Hamilton said on the Mercedes website. Not just Hamilton, Toto Wolff and James Alisson also brought controversies upon themselves with the statements they passed post the race for Ferrari.

"To me it looked like he made a mistake in Turn 1, went really wide, had some big big hits off the track there and I think probably the gearbox broke", Nico Rosberg said on Sky Sports' coverage.

The championship leader, racing on home soil for the first time in two years, painted a gloomy picture of the future, however.

"Most people would not have been given the timeframe I chose to take, but the one thing that shows is the trust we have between each other". "Now we take the English flag and hang it in Maranello".

Thursday's announcement is now likely to trigger other driver decisions, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo set to remain with Red Bull but waiting for Mercedes to set out their plans.

Hamilton explained that he had agreed a basic contract by the time of the Monaco Grand Prix in late May, but subsequent delays were due to his own preoccupation with details. "I am also very conscious of how long it is beyond retirement". "I had a contract in place, I just didn't feel like I had to rush".

"This is something I've never seen from him before".

He is second to Schumacher, in terms of Grand Prix wins, and holds the record for the most pole positions in the history of the sport.

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