E actually Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton wanted the contract extension before Bring the start of the season over the stage. In fact, they had come quite far, but not far enough. A new round of negotiations before the Bahrain GP was also unsuccessful. “It's all about details. The Lewis will continue to drive for us ', Niki Lauda was optimistic.
Hamilton himself said in Bahrain:' I'm not in a rush, take my time. First I want to know in which direction Formula 1 is going. ”The Englishman mentioned Liberty's plans to renovate the premier class. Is the budget cap coming, isn't it? Who will profiteer, who will be a victim? Will the automobile manufacturers still be there? 'That can also influence my decision.'If McLaren cannot offer his Junior 2019 an F1 cockpit, he can switch.