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Lauda blames lawyers for Hamilton delays

13th June 2018, 15:43 by Simon Barlow

Niki Lauda isn't concerned by delays in Lewis Hamilton extending his Mercedes contract, which could be finalised by the end of June.

The four-time world champion is expected to extend his stay with the Silver Arrows with some claims suggesting the new deal will be announced before the French Grand Prix later this month.

Hamilton's current contract expires at the end of this season but he is expected to extend his deal for at least one more year with the reigning four-time world champions.

A deal was expected to be done before the 2018 Formula One campaign began but negotiations have dragged on to the point where fans are still waiting for news seven races into the year.

But Mercedes team chairman Lauda believes that the timing of the announcement won't matter.

"It's all about common ground. The lawyers send the documents back and forth. It takes a lot of time. But we are in no hurry. If you know that you want to marry, the wedding date does not matter.

Mercedes will turn their attention to Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas once the Briton's new deal is finalised.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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