Hamilton, who sits alongside the legendary Michael Schumacher with seven world titles, has plenty of incentive to press on in the sport and separate himself from the pack at the top of the all-time list. He almost did so in 2021 before losing a nail-biting season finale to Max Verstappen, who continued his success with another triumph last year.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has not shied away from the notion that Hamilton wants to extend his stay with Mercedes, despite having recently turned 38. The terms of a prospective deal could give the F1 veteran a lucrative send-off, with reports indicating a total outlay of £350million is being pursued.
According to French publication Sportune, Hamilton’s camp are keen to secure a two-year deal worth £125m to continue as a Silver Arrows driver, followed by a further decade in an ambassadorial role with Mercedes-Benz, worth a total of around £222m.
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