Mercedes have accomplished their driver line-up for 2019 with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas having signed new offers with the world champions prior to now 24 hours. Hamilton’s two-year contract extension is value as much as £80 million, making him the best-paid driver on the grid, whereas Bottas’s deal is for one yr with the choice of an extension to 2020. Whereas no monetary particulars have been launched by the staff, the long-awaited deal is known to be value as much as £40 million a yr for the Briton, which incorporates performance-related bonuses, cementing his place because the best-paid British sportsman. Sebastian Vettel, who leads Hamilton by eight factors within the championship earlier than this weekend’s German Grand Prix, is assumed to earn £30 million per yr at Ferrari.
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