F1: Mercedes confident Hamilton will renew

BY foxsports • February 2, 2015

JEREZ, Spain (AP) -- Mercedes is confident that Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract soon, with his current deal expiring at the end of the year.

The 30-year-old British driver clinched his second F1 title last year in dramatic style, beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at the final double-points race in Abu Dhabi.

Although talks have only just started on a new deal, the head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff says discussions "will come to a positive end soon. I have no doubt about that."

Wolff played down the fact negotiations had started somewhat later than was anticipated, adding "we met each other after the break one week ago and had a good discussion. There is no hurry. It's only January."

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