Will Lewis Hamilton have his salary cut for 2022? The seven-time World Champion is not going through the best moment of his career and now occupies the second place in the overall standings of the World Championship, four points behind the leader Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton is also thinking about what will become of his future and is in the negotiation phase with the Anglo-German team, also because team principal Toto Wolff has declared that he wants to close the matter shortly and does not intend to drag it along as had done last year, when it came to the holiday season without having a black and white signature.
The renewal of Lewis Hamilton's contract is always a very thorny chapter, because very important economic figures are dancing and the demands of the British are particularly high. However, there are two points at stake, as Motorsport.com points out.
The renamed Black King would have asked to have a role as a testimonial within Daimler, but this practice would be postponed until next year. Mercedes would like to propose a lowering of the current salary, which is around 50 million dollars.
There would be a succulent bonus in the event of a F1 World Championships, which would even be doubled compared to the current one (in this case the amount has not yet been leaked). The contract would be an annual one with an option for 2023, for both parties.
Lewis Hamilton has several incredible cars in his garage
His salary for the 2021 season is around 40 million dollars, to which all the bonuses related to any winning of the world championship will be added. One of Hamilton's best car is the red Ferrari La Ferrari.
Powered by a 6.3-liter V12 with 800hp, this supercar also has an electric powertrain that allows the car to reach 963hp of power and over 900nm of torque. The champion must have liked this model a lot, so much so that he owns another in a convertible version, the Ferrari Aperta, in white.
The Mercedes cannot be missing, in fact Lewis owns a red Mercedes SLS AMG black edition and a brand new 585 hp Mercedes AMG GTR in white. From the Stuttgart car manufacturer we also find a Mercedes S-class Maybach, the car most used by the Brackley-based team driver.
In the garage we also find a blue McLaren P1. This model is one of 375 units produced by McLaren. Equipped with a 916hp twin-turbo hybrid V8 with 900nm of torque, the price of this supercar is around one million euros. The Pagani Zonda 760 LH, a model derived from the 760 RS but built specifically for Hamilton.
Other pieces from Lewis Hamilton's collection are the Shelby Cobra 472, a Mercedes G-class and a brand new Mercedes GLE. Given the attention that the driver places towards the fight against climate change, he also has the new electric Mercedes models, such as the just presented EQS and EQC.