Nov.27 - Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton has "assured" him that he will eventually sign a new contract.

With their 2021 talks delayed, new seven time world champion Hamilton on Thursday hit out at plans to impose a driver salary cap in the future - a move recently championed by AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost.

"Who's Franz Tost?" the British driver said in Bahrain.

"Honestly, the drivers are the stars and the heroes of this sport, attracting the most attention and strengthening the brands and the reputation of Formula 1 overall."

But while it may sound as though money could explain the delay, Wolff is sure that a new deal will Hamilton will eventually be done.

"He has assured me a few times: 'Toto, I'll stay with you'," Wolff told Kronen Zeitung newspaper.

"The signature should be there by the end of the year."

Speaking to GQ magazine, 35-year-old Hamilton also played down any lingering rumours of a potential move to Ferrari.

"I think that team has, in my period of time ... there have been things I've seen that I don't necessarily feel mirror my values and my approach," he said of the famous Italian outfit.

Hamilton on Thursday also responded to lobby groups who have called on him to turn his focus on social justice to human rights abuses in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.

"When I arrived here, I received some letters and have not had a lot of time to digest them and that's something I need to take some time to do," he said.

"But the human rights issue in so many of the places we go to is a massive problem."

Finally, Hamilton said he would accept an invitation by Queen Elizabeth II to become knighted.

"I would never ever turn down the royal family. I grew up in the UK and am a massive fan of them," he said.

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4 F1 Fan comments on “Wolff: Hamilton will eventually sign contract

  1. charles e green

    Stay out of salary negotiations as you can face a court case of restricted trade it is the driver who negotiates not formula1 dont try to change the previous protocol as you may loose formula1 to a collective of the teams running their own ??

  2. Rick

    Yet another thing Hamilton wants to complain about he should just thank his lucky stars he is in the position he is in if you don't like f1 the way it is just pack it in & go somewhere else!


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