It seems that finally the English Lewis Hamilton and equipment Mercedes de F1 they fixed its continuity, which will be announced in the next few hours. Although the original idea was to have everything closed before last Christmas, a series of disagreements in what both parties wanted made the negotiation take longer than expected.
The difference happened in the duration of the contract and the amount to be received. Daimler, who is in charge of the payment, only wanted a year of duration and a salary that was not at the height of a seven-time champion. On the contrary, the pilot wanted three years of contract and a significant increase in his salary (in 2020 it was 47 million dollars).
According to the portal F1-Insider a middle point was reached: The duration of the new agreement will be only for 2021, although it will have a clause to renew it in 2022. While the amount that Hamilton will receive for his services 40 million and not 70 as I wanted ...
As part of the agreement, the current monarch of the specialty will have the possibility of exploiting two advertising spaces by himself: one in his diver and one in the car. In this way, it would get a little closer to the intended figure. This same scheme used Apine, ex Renault, with the Spanish Fernando Alonso.
One thing the deal doesn't include is Hamilton's chance to give his potential teammate a thumbs down.
F1-Insider also assured that the official announcement of this new deal would be made in the next week.