Lewis Hamilton’s new £40m one-year Mercedes contract ‘unusual’ leaving futures up in air, says ex-F1 star Martin Brundle

LEWIS HAMILTON’s one-year Mercedes deal has been labelled ‘unusual’ by former F1 driver Martin Brundle. It has taken a long time, and for a team and a driver of such stature a one-year deal is unusual. “I think they thought the winter tests are coming, we have to do something. Meanwhile, F1 chiefs will discuss the prospect of Saturday sprint races instead of qualifying at some races this season. It means that on some occasions this year qualifying will be ditched in favour of the sprint races as opposed to reverse grid races. What we’re looking at is what could be the approach to a so-called Saturday sprint race.

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