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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes F1 Reclaim Lead in F1 Standings

The battle for the Formula 1 Drivers Championship intensifies as Lewis Hamilton retains his lead on the standings after the Hungarian Grand Prix. Likewise, his team, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 is again on top of the mid-season rankings. Currently, Hamilton has 192 points on his scorecard. That’s just six points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who impressively finished third last season. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas is at fourth with 108 points, which is five points behind McLaren driver Lando Norris. On the team rankings, Mercedes leads at 300 points while Red Bull is looming with 290 points and McLaren is third at 163 points. The race in Hungary ended with… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Signs a New Contract with Mercedes F1 for 2021

After a long wait marred by the alleged extravagant terms coming from the side of Lewis Hamilton, the Briton finally inks a new deal with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. The group’s motorsport chief, Toto Wolff, also cleared up the controversies leading to the signing. According to Formula1.com, the 36-year old driver just signed a one-year contract with Mercedes F1 However, the new contract includes a clause requiring the parties to put up a joint charitable foundation to support greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport. It should be noted that Hamilton is currently the only Black driver in F1. Therefore, he has been outspoken over the lack of diversity in… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Offered a One-Year Extension by Mercedes F1

If reports are true, Lewis Hamilton may be closer to inking a one-year contract extension with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. Both parties have downplayed earlier reports about the seven-time world champion’s extravagant demands. Earlier, it was reported that Hamilton has put on the table the following demands from Mercedes F1: $200 million salary for his new four-year contract, which can be broken down to $50 million annually A 10% share in Mercedes F1’s prize, if they win more championships Limited-production Mercedes-AMG One hypercar A role that “goes beyond being a driver and more than a mere testimonial” According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Hamilton and Mercedes F1 has narrowed down the… Continue Reading »

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4 Demands of Lewis Hamilton From Mercedes That Leave Him Still Unemployed

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is now a free agent. His contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas expired last week, and he has yet to ink a new deal with them. According to reports, the contract negotiations between Hamilton and Mercedes have broken down due to the former’s lavish demands. The 36-year-old race car driver reportedly demanded the following to be included in his new four-year contract with the Constructors Champion: $200 million salary for his new four-year contract, which can be broken down to $50 million annually A 10% share in Mercedes F1’s prize, if they win more championships Limited-production Mercedes-AMG One hypercar A role that “goes beyond being… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas to Ink a New Deal with Mercedes F1

“We’ll stay with our two boys,” Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kallenius earlier stated, which serves as a safeguard to the seats of their current lineup in Formula 1. That kills the rumors about Sebastian Vettel moving to the team, and it goes in the favor of current world champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton is expected to stay with Mercedes F1 but both parties are yet to agree on the terms of the contract. However, the negotiations with Bottas appears to be going smoother. According to reports, the Finn and the powers that be at Mercedes have already hammered out the stipulations. All that’s left is for both to ink… Continue Reading »

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Is Sebastian Vettel Moving to Mercedes F1 Team?

Rumors about Sebastian Vettel moving to Mercedes AMG Petronas have been going around since 2017. Nothing has come out of them due to the success of Mercedes Formula 1’s own drivers though. As his contract with Ferrari is about to come to a close at the end of 2020, some are asking again whether he is in some kind of negotiation with the current Constructors Champion. The contracts of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with Mercedes F1 is set to expire this year. However, with the World Champion status of the Briton and the success of the Finn in the recent Austrian Grand Prix, their seats are most likely locked… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Emerges Victorious Amidst Chaos in Austrian GP

Valtteri Bottas managed to win the Formula One Austrian Grand Prix despite the race being riddled with drama from start to finish. Lewis Hamilton was only half a second far from his Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate in the checkered flag but a five-second penalty kicked him out from the second to the fourth rank. Hamilton was penalized in the Qualifying for failing to slow down when the yellow flags were lifted following Bottas going off track during the session. As a result, Red Bull lodged a complaint and the stewards gave the reigning World Champion a three-place grid penalty that promoted Max Verstappen to P2. Verstappen appeared to challenge the… Continue Reading »

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