Toto Wolff had COVID-19, provides an update on Hamilton’s contract

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff reveals he tested positive for COVID-19 and says he has been negotiating with Lewis Hamilton via ZOOM.

Wolff reveals he (and possibly his wife Susie) were supposed to spend “some time” in Kitzbuhel, but he then tested positive for COVID-19.

“We planned to stay for some days in Kitzbuhel, then out of nowhere I had a positive COVID test,” Wolff told ORF.

“So we quarantined ourselves for 10 days here. Thankfully no symptoms, because it can also go badly, but we are now out of quarantine.”

Mercedes’ team boss reveals he used the time in isolation to conduct contract negotiations with Lewis Hamilton via ZOOM.

“As is the case with negotiations, you come from different corners, it’s quite normal,” the Austrian explained.

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“We have a solid basis in our relationship, we have enjoyed great success and we want to continue that but sometimes you have to talk things out and that took us some time or is still going on. But before Bahrain at the latest we have to sign something.”

The “different corners” led to many “curveballs” being thrown at the two party’s lawyers.

“Of course we don’t make life easy for them when we both keep on discussing like crazy over Zoom and keep sending curveballs to the lawyers.

“But he [Hamilton] is now in the US and I am here and at some point we will finalise it,” concluded Wolff.

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