Several sources are reporting that Mercedes is not at all concerned about Lewis Hamilton‘s contract situation and calls the rumours surrounding it “pure fiction”.
Lewis Hamilton is currently out of contract with Mercedes and, while it is expected that he will re-sign with the German team, rumours are swirling around about possible contract talks problems. The most prominent of these is the rumour that Hamilton is asking for a higher salary than Mercedes is willing to give.
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However, Express Sport reports its sources close to Mercedes say the team is “confident that Lewis Hamilton will sign a contract extension” and calls the rumours “wild”.
Now Mercedes issued a statement saying these rumours are “pure fiction” and that “there are no reasons to be concerned”.
We also examined the situation a few days ago and still stand by our belief that the contract will be signed sooner, rather than later.