Mercedes gives Valtteri Bottas one-year contract extension

Hockenheimring Germany

That's the same tenure as Sebastian Vettel has agreed with Ferrari and Max Verstappen at Red Bull. Bottas was previously part of the Williams F1 team, which adopted Mercedes engines from the 2014 season.

Not only will Hamilton be climbing further up the Forbes rich list and the highest-paid driver in his sport, it also means he'll be pocketing a higher yearly wage than Cristiano Ronaldo - which is pretty mental considering his recently revealed Juventus wage.

The spokesman said it was important to stop the vehicle to prevent "heat soak damage" to the power unit as happened to teammate Valtteri Bottas during the race in Austria earlier this month.

"This is one of the worst tracks for overtaking, so I'll do what I can from there".

McLaren's Fernando Alonso qualified 11th but Belgian team mate Stoffel Vandoorne was last.

Hamilton is chasing his fifth world crown this season to join Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio as the only other driver to have won more than four titles. He is in no position to adopt a No. 1 role in what is a struggling team and after 31 disappointing races his position must be in some doubt.

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The session was red-flagged for nine minutes in the second phase after Leclerc's Swedish team mate Marcus Ericsson went off, sending a shower of gravel across the track.

The four-time world champion knew he would be unable to coast back to the pit-lane and cut a loan figure as he jumped from the driver's seat in a bid to push it home.

However, clearly still unhappy at missing out on a record sixth home win, the Briton has cast doubt on Ferrari's post-race celebrations at Silverstone suggesting they signify an inherent weakness within the team.

Is the best good enough? Lewis Hamilton accused Ferrari team of interesting tactics, thus indirectly accusing Kimi Raikkonen of intentionally crashing into him.

And Hamilton admitted that with the major rule changes planned for 2021 he was not keen on committing to F1 for longer than the next two and a half seasons.

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