Wolff, Hamilton deny arguing over money

JULY 5, 2020

Wolff, Hamilton deny arguing over money

Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton have denied they are arguing about the monetary value of the six-time world champion's next Mercedes contract.

In Austria, Hamilton slammed suggestions he is demanding a pay-rise, amid reports his boss Wolff is only willing to offer half of the desired $50m per year.

"The media keep writing about my contract and making demands, but I haven't even spoken with Toto about it yet," Hamilton insisted on social media.

"No demands. The conversation hasn't even begun. So please stop making s**t up."

Wolff also denied he is arguing with Hamilton about money.

"We didn't have a single conversation about money," he told German media.

"Lewis is aware of the tense situation in the auto industry. And we know his class. We will get to a reasonable result," Wolff added.

Grand Prix Drivers' Association director Romain Grosjean revealed in Austria that the issuing of capping driver salaries was raised in a meeting on Friday.

"I do think it's unacceptable that Lewis Hamilton earns more than $40 million while some drivers earn $150,000 a year for the same job," he said.

(GMM)

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