Mercedes-Hamilton contract talks to be cleared by 2 March 2021


• Mercedes-AMG will reveal its 2021 F1 car on 2 March.

• Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team are yet to announce a new agreement.

• Reports suggest Hamilton has indeed signed a new two-year deal.

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Mercedes has announced that its "drivers" will be available to speak to the media at the launch of the 2021 car in "exactly one month's time".

The forthcoming 2 March event, announced by the title winning team on 2 February, should therefore finally end the uncertainty about Lewis Hamilton's unsigned 2021 contract.

Mercedes said the reveal of the new car will involve "media opportunities with our key personnel and drivers on the day".

Hamilton, or confirmed 2021 team driver Valtteri Bottas, were not explicitly named in the press release.

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"More information on those opportunities and a detailed plan of what assets will be available will be shared with the media before the event," the document added.

Mercedes' news this past Tuesday coincided with the claim of the respected Japanese publication that Hamilton has now agreed a new two-year deal, including details about salary and bonuses.

The report also said the seven time world champion will have veto power over the identity of his team mate. Bottas is already signed up for 2021, but George Russell is a leading candidate for 2022.

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