The 2017 F1 Champion, Lewis Hamilton is considering other options amid contract renewal
Lewis Hamilton has a year left on his contract with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. That contract comes to a close at the end of the 2018 season.
But, the team nor the driver will want to wait to that point to make a decision on a renewal. From both sides, there needs to be a plan well ahead of time. Specifically for the team, who will need to find a replacement driver, in the case Lewis selects retirement.
So, it’s likely those negotiations are being carried out right now. It’s certainly on the mind of the defending world champion.
“It’s like the weather. It’s about trying to find the balance,” said Hamilton during an interview with selected media including Motorsport.com about his mindset regarding his future.