F1 Rumours: Lewis Hamilton Pegged For 5 To 10 Year Contract With Mercedes

“We talked a few weeks ago about how long our partnership can go and the figure discussed was about five to 10 years, so I think we can go to 400,” Wolff said after being asked about the future of Hamilton in F1.

“Someone once said you have not just got to win the eighth – why not ten? Says he who is a second of the pace,” Wolff joked.

2022 Austrian Grand Prix, Sunday – Steve Etherington

Kimi Raikkonen currently holds the record for the most Grand Prix attended with 349 race starts, but Fernando Alonso will take the crown this year with him currently sitting on 344. Michael Schumacher and Jensen Button also sit above Hamilton currently, but the Brit will soon surpass them, especially if what Wolff says is true.

But history isn’t on Hamilton’s side, as so far in the sport no racing driver has ever won a race after 300 starts. So far this season, Hamilton has already started this trend. If he doesn’t win a race this season, his record of winning at least one grand prix each season will conclude in 2022.

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