A Formula One season delayed by the coronavirus is due to start in Austria in July and Wolff told a conference call on Wednesday he hoped to have an agreement in place “pretty soon” with Hamilton.
Valtteri Bottas outpaced his Mercedes team-mate and world championship leader Lewis Hamilton by the finest of margins on Saturday to claim a dramatic pole position for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position with a new lap record at Monza for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix with Valtteri Bottas taking second place in qualifying for another Mercedes front row lock-out.
Hamilton, who finished third in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after making return from a bout of coronavirus, said talks with team chief Toto Wolff were likely to start in the next ‘couple of weeks.’
Valtteri Bottas is at a loss to explain why his latest Formula One title challenge is fading even faster than it did last season. The Finnish driver vowed that he could challenge Lewis Hamilton for the world championship this year,
The season will end with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina track on Dec. 13. It is unclear whether Hamilton will take part.
Singapore: Championship leader Lewis Hamilton lived up to his status as pre-race favourite for the Singapore Grand Prix when the Mercedes driver soared to the top of the timesheets with
World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last lap drama with a deflated and shredded tyre to claim a record seventh victory in Sunday's British Grand Prix.
Both Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari effectively conceded the title on Sunday after the British Grand Prix as the six-time champion claimed his third straight.