After clinching his seventh world title with Mercedes this season, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is expected to sign a mega £ 40m contract with Mercedes.
Hamilton, who has had more race wins, pole positions and podiums than any driver in history, said he needed Christmas to figure out his future and his team gave a clear hint that the future of Hamilton is now wrapped up.
The hashtag ‘announce’ accompanied by the ‘coming soon’ and ‘pen’ emojis, along with a quote from Hamilton expressing his intention to stay with Mercedes, was posted on the official Twitter page of Mercedes.
Last month, the 35-year-old won a record-equalling seventh Formula One championship, six of which have come since he moved to Mercedes from McLaren in 2013.
The quote read:’ Next year, I intend to be here. Next year, I want to be here. I believe we have more to do together as a team and more to accomplish, both in the sport but also more beyond it.’
The present salaries of Hamilton are £ 35 million a year and it is believed that the new terms are at the £40 m level.