Lewis Hamilton marked a one-year contract deal with Mercedes in February following a very long time of exchanges – however he never “genuinely accepted” the time had come to resign as per David Coulthard

Lewis Hamilton never ‘genuinely accepted’ the time had come to resign during his protracted agreement arrangements with Mercedes -as per previous dashing driver David Coulthard.

Hamilton, who has won a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles in front of the 2021 mission, consented to an additional year leading the pack seat at Mercedes a month ago after protracted discussions.

Group head and CEO Toto Wolff has at first trusted that his star driver would consent to the arrangement before Christmas, yet was made to stand by until only weeks prior to testing started.

Coulthard, nonetheless, never considered Hamilton’s to be retirement as sensible as he hopes to bring down Michael Schumacher by winning an eighth world title.

“I am inspired by all that we can build together and can’t wait to get back on the track in March.”

Wolff added: “We are totally in line – Lewis and me and the wider group in Mercedes – about the situation, so there was never a discrepancy in opinion.

“It was just we felt that we had a good signature on a 2021 contract and we needed to get going and then find some time in 2021 earlier than this time to discuss the future.

“And it’s not to discuss only 2022 but also beyond, and that was not something we wanted to carve out via video conferencing between Christmas and the end of January.”