Lewis Hamilton's contract negotiations with Mercedes have reportedly come to a halt with the future visions of both driver and manufacturer failing to match up.
Reports in Italy's Corriere dello Sport have revealed that six-time champion Hamilton is seeking a raise from his current salary of an estimated €42million per year, to €55m for the next four years.
The same report claims that Daimler Benz president Ola Kallenius is less than happy with the demands, which also include an ambassadorial for Hamilton once he retires from the sport.
The chief problem however, is that Mercedes are taking a more cautious approach to their future Formula One commitments. Having been at the top during the turbo-hybrid era to date, 2021 will mark the beginning of a new era in the sport and Mercedes are believed to only be interested in a two-year deal, not the four that Hamilton has requested.
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