LEWIS HAMILTON and Toto Wolff are no nearer to committing to Mercedes — regardless of having simply 2½ months to run on their offers.
Hamilton, who earns round £40million a yr, stated in August he was uncomfortable about agreeing phrases in a pandemic.
Lewis Hamilton isn’t any nearer to a brand new Mercedes cope with lower than three months to run on his present contractCredit score: Splash Information
And through the identical month, Wolff, who has a 30 per cent share within the F1 staff, stated he was contemplating his personal future “in a second of reflection”.
However with seven races nonetheless to go this season, time is operating out for them.
Wolff stated: “We don’t have time to take a seat down and have a chat. And it’s the identical for my very own contract.
“We wish to proceed within the partnership we’ve and for Lewis, he needs to be within the quickest automobile and for Mercedes, we would like the quickest driver.
“It appears fairly apparent however we have to discover the time to take a seat down.”
However he should struggle it out together with his team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, who took pole place.
Hamilton cooled discuss of turning into a joint report holder, saying he was not bothered if it got here at a monitor that was synonymous with Schumacher’s success.
Hamilton is trying to match Michael Schumacher’s 91 wins with victory on the Eifel GPCredit score: AFP
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He stated: “It wouldn’t make any distinction. It’s not one thing I significantly take into consideration. If and when it occurs, it’ll be nice.
“I’m solely centered on making an attempt to do the most effective job I can. If that will get me to that win then nice however I’m not trying brief time period, I’m trying additional forward.”
In the meantime, Nico Hulkenberg was recalled by Racing Level to fill in for Lance Stroll who complained of feeling unwell.
The Canadian — who was not displaying Covid signs — has been changed by the German, who had earlier crammed in for Sergio Perez following his optimistic Covid-19 take a look at earlier within the season.
Hulkenberg, who will begin final after no observe laps, stated: “It was even crazier than final time.
“I used to be in Cologne, which is an hour from right here.
“I used to be sat with a good friend having a espresso at 11am when Racing level boss Otmar Szafnauer rings me and says, ‘Hulkenberg hurry, we want you right here’. “So I stepped within the automobile and got here right here.”