Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the highest paid Formula 1 racers. But in an interview with Sky Sport, he said that he considers his personal freedom to be the most important subject of negotiations …
Lewis Hamilton: “By signing the previous contract with the team, I stipulated the degree of freedom and the ability to do things like partnership with Tommy Hilfiger. If we had not discussed this in advance, Tommy would not have become part of our team, and I could not have done what I am doing with them.
Now [перед подписанием нового контракта] once again, we have to change something – in those areas that do not distract from achieving the main goal – winning the champion’s title.
Every year your life changes, your plan for the next five years is always different from those that were before. For me, these five years may be the last in the career of a rider, and although I always want the most favorable financial conditions, I think more about what we are moving to and how we will come to this.
Toto Wolff has a different approach than many managers who always limit riders very much. Probably no one else would allow me the activities that we do with Tommy, although this does not contradict the interests of any of the brands.
This allowed us to look at the world wider. We added colors to it. Before we were a black and white team, and now on our clothes there are colors that have never been associated with Mercedes. At the same time, Mercedes is also becoming a more flexible and attractive brand. This is positive for everyone. ”