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Lewis Hamilton wants to start negotiations with Mercedes about a new contract.
The world champion only signed a ten-month contract in February, a few weeks before the new season. However, the 36-year-old, who is expected to earn around £ 40million this year, says he feels fit and ready to open talks with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
Hamilton – who won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday after claiming his 100th pole a day earlier – said: “There is still life in this old dog. I would say I am more aware of my body and I have been training for a long time.
“I’m constantly learning to be the best of myself and I feel great. In terms of the contract, we never want to be in the position we were in January and February.
“It ruined my whole winter and I’m sure it didn’t help Toto in terms of time off and time to relax so I didn’t feel like we had a lot of a break. that we have to be sane, we shouldn’t rush anything, but we have to be sane and start these conversations.
“They are very complex and it’s never a straightforward procedure so we hope to get started soon as long as it doesn’t interfere with the actual work. We still have 19 races to go but it would be great to put something in in place before … the break so that we can be at that point and have a clear picture of the future. “