There will be no contract extension announcement between Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, according to Sky Sports’ David Croft.
In recent weeks, both parties have hinted that a new deal is not far from being signed.
Hamilton’s current F1 contract expires at the end of the 2023 season, which has led to suggestions that he could explore options outside Mercedes next year.
This included Ferrari, however Hamilton moved to squash the rumours soon after they surfaced.
Following his podium in Barcelona last time out, Hamilton stated that he would speak to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff on the Monday after the Spanish Grand Prix.
But after their chat, no official announcement is set to be made during the upcoming race weekend.
“As far as I understand it, and I’ve gone and done my chats this morning, nothing this week for Lewis Hamilton and the contract announcement,” Sky Sports F1 commentator Croft said.
“I know we had some words of teasing from Toto Wolff at the start of the week. Both Lewis and Toto were together in New York, where they may or may not have had a contract chat or two.
“But Lewis made it clear the last time he spoke publicly about it that it was his management team that were sorting out the contract negotiations.
“But as far as I’m aware, the Mercedes team aren’t preparing a press release. Nothing is on standby to go out this weekend.
“A Lewis contract, which is more likely to be two years with an option maybe for an extra year on top of that, is not going to be announced this weekend.
“Lewis is more concentrated on trying to add to that wonderful record here in Montreal of seven wins and six poles.”
Hamilton has enjoyed a bulk of his F1 success with Mercedes, taking six of his seven titles with the German manufacturer.