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Lewis Hamilton

Brundle puts 'easy' timeframe on Hamilton contract extension

Lewis Hamilton has yet to agree on an extension with Mercedes, but the Sky Sports F1 pundit believes it could be for the long term.

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Martin Brundle has put a timeframe on Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 career amid ongoing talks over his Mercedes contract which expires this year.

Hamilton confirmed he has been in discussion with Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff, who expressed his desire to complete the contract talks on the run up to the Canadian Grand Prix.

Brundle thinks the seven-time World Champion has shown his willingness to continue in F1 based on his current form and attitude in the paddock.

"I can easily see another two to three years," said Brundle to Sky Sports.

"He's easily strong enough, fit enough, mentally still fit enough, he's really got a spring in his step at the moment and enjoying his F1. It seems clear to me watching him in the press conferences and around the car.

"The current drivers have been in such good shape for a long time that they don't tend to get broken legs or bumps on the head these days either thank goodness."

Brundle: Hamilton still has 'need' to be F1 driver

There is speculation over what the length of any contract would mean for Hamilton and whether he will commit to any long term future into 2026, when a new regulation change is set to get introduced.

But the Sky Sports F1 pundit believes it would be down to the Brit if he wants to continue beyond or pack up before an agreed length.

"That doesn't really matter with the contract because if you drivers says 'Do you know what, I've had enough' nobody will force you to get into the car," he added.

"But I always say you don't lose the speed, you lose the need and Lewis has not lost the need to be a Formula 1 driver."


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