Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton contract: Mercedes chief Ola Kallenius ‘baffled’ by salary demands

But, as things stand, no new contract appears forthcoming.

Meanwhile, former F1 star Jenson Button believes Hamilton is ‘definitely in the mix’ when it comes to being regarded as the greatest driver of all time.

“He’s definitely in the mix [for best ever],” Button told PlanetF1.

“Formula 1 is a very unusual sport. It is a team sport and that was proven when George Russell jumped in the Mercedes car.

“He is normally qualifying P15/P16 at Williams and then suddenly he is qualifying second to Valtteri Bottas and closer to what Lewis managed at the previous race when he was in the car.

“Then in the race, George gets past him and pulls away and was nine seconds ahead at one point. So it’s very difficult to judge the best driver because it is a full package thing.


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