By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline
Published: 13:20 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 12 September 2020
Mercedes will use 'larger gaps' in the 2020 Formula 1 calendar to advance contract talks with Lewis Hamilton.
The world champion, who is Britain's richest sportsman with a £230million fortune, is out of contract with Mercedes at the end of the season and is expected to sign an extension worth £40m a year.
However, Hamilton has been putting contract negotiations on hold to prevent himself from becoming distracted as he aims for another world title.
Mercedes will use the 'larger gaps' in the calendar to confirm contract with Lewis Hamilton
At Silverstone last month Hamilton said that signing a new contract would 'not be a big effort' and that he was both relaxed and excited about continuing his career with Mercedes.
Speaking at Mugello on Friday, Wolff offered an explanation in regards to the