Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has said that he is still not sure when he will sign a fresh contract with Mercedes. The 30-year-old’s contract with the team expires at the end of the current season. He is currently on top of the standings with 43 points after 2 races into the season.
“I think it (signing a fresh contract this week) is unlikely. Obviously at the last race I said it would be done within a week, this is my first time negotiating myself and you don’t know how many times I’ve had to read about 80 pages – it is so much reading and it is all in lawyer jargon. So it has been a quite a pain in the backside to be honest,” Hamilton told Sky Sports News HQ.
Hope fans get to see a tight contest between me and Vettel: Hamilton
Talking about the upcoming Shangai Grand Prix, the driver said that he was looking forward to the race and hoped that supporters get the opportunity to see a gripping tussle between him and Sebastian Vettel.
“I think it will be really interesting, but I am up for a race – I hope we have a race with these guys because they are just as quick as us on the straights and they had amazing pace in the last race. So hopefully for the fans you get to see some battling between myself and Sebastian.
“In previous years Ferrari have always struggled to get temperature up in their tyres, but they have done a good job in previous years here.This is a race where it is much cooler than the last race,” he said.