Formula 1 expert Peter Windsor has stated that Mercedes boss Toto Wolff would not stand in Lewis Hamilton’s way if the seven-time world champion wanted to move to Ferrari.

There has been much speculation about the Briton’s contract in 2023 as it expires at the end of the current season. While many expect Hamilton to sign a contract extension, there have been several reports that the Mercedes driver may quit the German team to drive Ferrari.

During that Live broadcast On YouTube, Windsor said:

“My point is that if Mercedes wasn’t a great car and, say, Lewis didn’t win a race (and) maybe George (Russell) didn’t win a race and if he had one more year on his contract, if he said to Toto Wolff: ‘Toto, I gave you everything. I have now had a bad car for two years now. I got a huge offer from Ferrari and I want to take it. Are you going to look me in the eye and shake my hand and we’ll call it quits?

“I think Toto would do that. I don’t think he would say, ‘No, you have a contract.'” You have to drive for us.” I think Lewis would just say: “Okay, okay, I’ll stop in that case. Ciao”. He would (Nigel) Mansell – if that happened. Odds are he won’t because I think he’ll win one or two major prizes this year – if not more – by the law of averages.

“We are 100% committed to putting pen to paper with Lewis Hamilton” – Mercedes Team Principal

Toto Wolff has stated that he currently has no interest in signing Charles Leclerc and is committed to extending Lewis Hamilton’s contract.

according F1.comHe said:

“I think he is 100% committed and loyal to Ferrari which is his contract and in the same way, we are 100% committed to dealing with Lewis (Hamilton). I think no one doubts Charles’s ability and he is a good guy. The only time I spoke to him was to ask where the gate was at Melbourne to get on board. No other connection. I think he feels a lot like he’s strong and we feel the same, we’re not going to race for a two drivers’ championship this year.”

It will be interesting to see how long the deal will be if Lewis Hamilton signs a new contract with Mercedes.

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