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Mercedes plan new Hamilton deal talks

November 18, 2014 13:44:28 UK

Mercedes have announced that they will open talks with Lewis Hamilton over a new long-term contract after Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The 29-year-old’s contract with the Silver Arrows expires at the end of next season, but Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff insists the team are keen to retain the 2008 world champion.

Wolff said: “We want him very much to stay for many more years. He’s great for the team, he’s part of the family, the relationship we all enjoy is more than just a professional racing relationship between driver and team. It’s on a different level.”

On the Monday or Tuesday after Abu Dhabi we will sit down and discuss and hopefully find a solution quickly.

Toto Wolff

Hamilton, who won his first drivers’ title with McLaren, holds a 17-point lead in the championship from team-mate Nico Rosberg going into the final race of the season.

Hamilton has held the championship lead since winning the Singapore Grand Prix in September and, even though they are double points available on Sunday, knows that he will secure the world title if he finishes at least second in the race.

Rosberg agreed a multi-year extension to his Mercedes deal earlier this season but Wolff said of the contract talks with Hamilton: “On the Monday or Tuesday after Abu Dhabi we will sit down and discuss and hopefully find a solution quickly.”

Hamilton is currently priced 1.20 in the 2014 World Drivers’ Championship outright betting and is 1.83 to win Sunday’s race outright.

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