Lewis Hamilton insists he will stay at Mercedes and denies Ferrari approach

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  • Driver expects to sign new deal at Mercedes within weeks
  • Hamilton: ‘unless you hear it from me, it is speculation’

Lewis Hamilton has insisted he will continue to race in Formula One at Mercedes, with a new contract expected to be signed within weeks, and has denied a report that Ferrari had approached him with an offer to join the Scuderia. The seven-time champion’s contract with Mercedes ends this year but he dismissed the rumours as speculation.

Hamilton has persistently reiterated his intention of staying with the team, with whom he has won six championships. However, earlier this week it was reported that a Ferrari bid would potentially match his £40m-a-year Mercedes salary and involve a swap, with their driver Charles Leclerc moving to Mercedes. Speaking before this week’s Monaco Grand Prix, Hamilton rejected the story and confirmed he expected negotiations with Mercedes’ principal, Toto Wolff, to conclude in a new deal shortly.

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Written by Giles Richards in Monaco
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/may/25/lewis-hamilton-says-he-is-close-to-signing-new-mercedes-deal under the title “Lewis Hamilton insists he will stay at Mercedes and denies Ferrari approach”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.