Formula One (F1) driver Lewis Hamilton is rumored to get a contract extension offer with fantastic value from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. Lewis Hamilton’s contract extension at Mercedes until 2020 is reported to be ready to be signed
Reporting from F1i , Friday, June 29, 2018, Mercedes was unmitigated in preparing funds for the new F1 contract winners of the 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017 world championships, which amounted to 52 million US dollars (equivalent to Rp. 738.9 billion) in a year.
A revenue of 52 million dollars over a year will make Hamilton the highest paid sportsman in Britain, his home country. Toto Wolf, Team Principal & CEO of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team wants Hamiltan to immediately sign his contract.
“We don’t want to leave this too long. I hope this will be done very, very very very soon, “said Toto Wolff.
Toto Wolff is optimistic Hamilton’s contract will be completed soon and can be officially announced next week or at least before the British Grand Prix which will be held on July 8, 2018 at the Silverstone circuit.
Hamilton is still one of the best drivers on the F1 track at this time. In the 2018 season which is still running, Hamilton is at the top of the standings with 145 points, 14 points ahead of his closest rival Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton has won three races this season, at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Spanish Grand Prix and French Grand Prix last week. If the 2018 championship season again, it will be Hamilton’s second straight title after 2017 also become a champion.