Hamilton: I feel very happy at Merc

Date published: October 8 2014

Lewis Hamilton insists he is not ready to quit Mercedes, saying he is loving life at one of the “coolest brands in the world”…

Lewis Hamilton insists he is not ready to quit Mercedes, saying he is loving life at one of the “coolest brands in the world”.

The 2008 World Champion joined the Brackley-based squad ahead of the 2013 season with his initial contract running until the end of the 2015 campaign.

Mercedes, though, handed his team-mate Nico Rosberg a new multi-year contract earlier this year and they have confirmed they are in negotiations with Hamilton about extending his stay.

Things haven’t been straightforward in recent months though with tension between Hamilton and Rosberg reaching boiling point as they go head-to-head for the World title.

There have even been suggestions that Mercedes prefer Rosberg due to the fact that he is German and might cut Hamilton loose, but the 29-year-old is having none of it, telling Sport Bild: “We have always been treated 100 percent fairly.

“I have never had any of those thoughts. Mercedes is one of the coolest and most traditional brands in the world.

“I still have a contract for next year. I feel very happy here, for me it is like a family. The team and I have a positive feeling that we should stay together beyond next year.”