Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

Mercedes' bosses want to see my contract extension: Hamilton

Hamilton won nine races to Bottas's three in 2017.

Ricciardo went home with the fastest lap title and a new lap record to boot while Hamilton's win saw him open a 17-point gap in the championship.

Hamilton put in a dominant performance at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, winning easily and showing Ferrari that Mercedes remains the team to beat in Formula One.

With the exception of the seasonopening Melbourne race, the 33-year-old had so far this season appeared ill at ease in his Mercedes, fighting to impose his will on a capricious auto.

After meeting with board members from Mercedes' parent company Daimler over the grand prix weekend, Hamilton insists a deal will be signed in the "near future".

"While the warm and sunny conditions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Tuesday weren't ideal for testing the device, information on its functionality could still be gathered". Quoted by the Daily Mail, the German said: "There were three things this weekend".

"The last few laps of the race for Valtteri were very, very tense".

Vettel felt sure he had done enough to get the better of Hamilton with a stunning final lap, but still came up short and is anticipating "an interesting race".

"Our tires didn't last as long as for the others, so we couldn't follow the same strategy", Vettel said.

"Why our auto doesn't like to be quick around the corners in Monaco, we haven't found out yet".

'And finalising a contract is something you need to involve yourself in and spend time and we both decided that we'd park it for a minute where we were.

"But it's nearly all sorted and we will pick it up at the right time".

Both Hamilton and Bottas are in contention for the driver's championship, and it is likely to remain that way for the rest of the season.

"But Mercedes have looked strong".

Nine stars from the current Formula 1 grid will drive in this week's two-day post-race session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with nine teams also devoting time to test drivers - Mercedes are the exception, having made a decision to use their 2018 race line-up.

"I was not translated correctly", Wolff said referring to him dismissing Ricciardo's chances of driving for Mercedes, as quoted on Planet F1.

"It's obviously a little bit early to say but I would like to hope that it could be part of a turning point", he said.

"When Lewis Hamilton pulled out of the garage on Tuesday, he did so in a Mercedes that sported a rear wing featuring two vertical red lights in the endplates".

"Valtteri deserved to win in Baku and could even have won the last two".

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