Hamilton promises contract ‘news’ in Monaco

May 12 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has promised that the long delay over his new Mercedes contract will finally end at the next race.

The repeatedly-delayed deal has triggered rumours of a switch to Ferrari, or that the Briton is demanding an exorbitant amount of money.

But Hamilton, 30, said most of the estimates of the value of the contract are “bullsh*t”, while suggestions the talks have broken down are “boll*cks”.

“You’ll see it (an announcement) in Monaco,” he is quoted by British newspapers. “I will have some news for you in Monaco.”

Apart from the help of a trusted lawyer, Hamilton has negotiated the deal without a manager, which he says has been a “pain in the ar*e”.

The latest suggestions are that the deal is held up for approval in Stuttgart because of the pay increase, and the fact Hamilton wants to keep his trophies, a car at the end of each season, and the rights to a forthcoming fashion and jewellery range.

Meanwhile, Hamilton dismissed suggestions teammate Nico Rosberg might now be set to go on a run of wins, after the German won from pole in Barcelona.

German Rosberg has won in Monaco for the past two years.

Agreeing with Hamilton, team boss Toto Wolff told DPA news agency: “In Monaco, everything will be reset again.”

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