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Lewis Hamilton has yet to sign his new Mercedes contract and it is thought negotiations are dragging on because the Brit wants his £40million-a-year salary to remain the same.

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Many F1 teams are looking to make cut backs this year because of the impact of coronavirus.

Red Bull chief Helmut Marko has already warned that Max Verstappen could be asked to take a pay cut.

Mercedes are apparently hoping to reduce the amount they pay their drivers too with Hamilton taking up a significant chunk of the budget.

Express Sport has spoken to former F1 driver David Coulthard, who now commentates and provides analysis for Channel 4, about the possible scenarios Hamilton could encounter during contract talks.

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Coulthard has lots of experience dealing with contracts having spent 14 years racing in motorsport's premier competition.

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And he explained how talks usually go down between a team principal and driver.

"It is usually the team principal who is handling the negotiations and is empowered," Coulthard told Express Sport.

"The contracts now are so well

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