LEWIS HAMILTON is ready to signal his new £40million Mercedes contract in days.
Mercedes tweeted an image of Britain’s seven time world champ with the caption “Announce quickly” – accompanied by Hamilton stating: “We as a workforce have extra to do collectively.”
Lewis Hamilton is ready to signal his new £40m cope with MercedesCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
It got here as Mercedes are additionally poised to disclose UK billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe as new joint proprietor alongside present head of motorsport, Toto Wolff.
And in what guarantees to be a blockbuster day for F1 strikes, Sergio Perez is known to have put pen to paper on a cope with Pink Bull meaning he’ll companion Max Verstappen in 2021.
Hamilton has made no secret of his need to stick with the workforce and stated he needed his future resolved earlier than Christmas.
In the meantime, SunSport understands that Ratcliffe, who’s price £13billion, will turn out to be joint proprietor alongside Mercedes and Wolff.
And at Pink Bull, Perez’s anticipated arrival will imply that Alex Albon can be demoted to order and check driver for the Milton Keynes based mostly workforce for subsequent 12 months.
Hamilton’s personal bid for a record-breaking EIGHTH world title will come within the longest season in F1 historical past.
The 2021 calendar was confirmed yesterday, with a gruelling 23 grands prix.
The Brit, 35, is tied with iconic Michael Schumacher on seven titles however begins his bid to tug clear in Australia on March 21, ending in Abu Dhabi on December 6.
Racing Level’s Sergio Perez is ready to affix Pink BullCredit score: Getty Photographs
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Silverstone, which hosted a double-header on this 12 months’s Covid-ravaged season, will stage the British GP on July 18.
The calendar relies on the pandemic and plans are already in place to stage Melbourne’s opener with followers.
Saudi Arabia will make its debut however corruption prices see Vietnam miss out.
F1 2021 CALENDAR
March 21 – Australia
March 28 – Bahrain
April 11 – China
April 25 – TBC
Could 9 – Spain
Could 23 – Monaco
June 6 – Azerbaijan
June 13 – Canada
June 27 – France
July 4 – Austria
July 18 – Britain
August 1 – Hungary
August 29 – Belgium
September 5 – Netherlands
September 12 – Italy
September 26 – Russia
October 3 – Singapore
October 10 – Japan
October 24 – USA
October 31 – Mexico
November 14 – Brazil
November 28 – Saudi Arabia
December 5 – Abu Dhabi