Whereas scores of drivers arrived in Montreal on Tuesday to participate within the Canadian Grand Prix, the eighth leg of the Components One World Championship, others like Lewis Hamilton made a stopover in New York.
In keeping with a number of specialist websites, the seven-time world champion met the pinnacle of the Mercedes crew, Toto Wolff, who can also be in New York.
The main focus of this summit assembly: Hamilton’s contract extension, which in all chance would solely be a formality.
“We’re not speaking about weeks, however about days. “We are going to attempt to announce every thing earlier than the Canadian Grand Prix,” Wolff instructed CNBC.
“We each joined the crew in 2013. Lewis is a vital character not just for our group but additionally for Components 1. We nonetheless have rather a lot to attain,” added the Austrian chief.
Though he hasn’t tasted a win since 2021, Hamilton, 38, doesn’t conceal the truth that he at all times has the holy fireplace. He’s looking for an settlement that can enable him to run for a number of years. Over 40 years previous.
Mercedes’ efficiency on the latest Spanish Grand Prix, the place Hamilton and team-mate George Russell completed second and third on the rostrum respectively, bodes effectively for the longer term.
However the hole to the untouchable Crimson Bull remains to be appreciable. Max Verstappen gained in Barcelona by a cushty 24 seconds.
Hamilton has turned the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit right into a veritable playground since claiming seven victories there (together with Michael Schumacher), together with the first-ever of his profession in 2007.
May Mercedes’ return to good kind enable the German crew to get again on monitor on Sunday? Wolff is slightly skeptical.
“With its lengthy straights and sluggish corners, the Montreal structure may not go well with our automobile in addition to Barcelona,” he claims.
This double podium allowed Mercedes to oust Aston Martin from second place within the cumulative constructors’ standings.