Toto Wolff will ‘give 100%’ to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes

Toto Wolff has said his priority is to ensure Lewis Hamilton signs a new contract with Mercedes.

The Mercedes team principal does not expect money to be a sticking point with Hamilton, whose deal reportedly worth £40m a year runs until the end of this season. The 35-year-old has been with the team since 2013 during which time he has won five of his six world championships.

The partnership comes at a time Lewis Hamilton’s future with Mercedes is uncertain, as is that of team boss Toto Wolff.

“I will give 100% to make sure we have the best lineup in 2021. Lewis is the No 1 priority”, Wolff said.

“I have great belief in the abilities of the team to attract the best drivers and Lewis has proven he is the best driver. And in the mid and long term, I would hope we can continue to provide technology to the best driver.”

Wolff and Hamilton are likely to begin initial conversations over a new contract when they meet this month – the 2020 Mercedes runs for the first time at Silverstone on Friday before pre-season testing starts in Spain on 19 February.

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