Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has indicated that he will continue driving in Formula 1 beyond 2021 stating he wants his new Mercedes contract drawn up by Formula 1's summer break.
With Hamilton resigning with the Mercedes outfit only in February this year, the rumour mill speculated that the English driver might fail to make the 2021 grid. Those rumors have since been put to bed and Hamilton himself would like to have his latest contract wrapped up as soon as possible.
"We don't want to rush anything but I think we have to be sensible and start conversations," Hamilton told the BBC.
"They're very complex, so hopefully soon we can start, as long as it doesn't interfere with the actual job.
"We never want to be in the position that we were in in January, in February. It ruined my whole winter and I'm sure it wasn't helpful for Toto's, in terms of being out to be off and relaxed, so it felt like we didn't really have much of a break."