Hamilton is keen to stick around at Mercedes…
Newly-crowned Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is keen to sign a long-term deal with Mercedes.
Hamilton won his second world drivers’ title on Sunday after victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix secured the 2014 championship.
The former McLaren driver is two years into his three-year deal with Mercedes, and hinted that he may sign a long-term deal.
Talks have reportedly already begun with the team, with Hamilton keen to tie up his future and join teammate Nico Rosberg in extending his deal with the German outfit.
“I definitely don’t feel I am looking for a new challenge,” Hamilton said.
“We have a year to go, so there’s no particular rush but this is my home and I’m very happy here.”
The 29-year-old described his title success as being “just the beginning”, and looks destined to remain the the team long-term.
“I wanted to be part of something building and growing,” Hamilton said. “I feel this is just the beginning. What this team has put together is something incredibly special.”
He added: “We’ve got great people in their right positions and me and Nico will continue to push the team forward.
“As will the boss of Mercedes, who has been so committed and building the best engine. These guys know just as much as I do, it’s been phenomenal this year.
“It’s really important the steps we take moving forwards to continue improving and I 100% believe the team will do that.”