Hamilton: New Mercedes contract will happen

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GETTYLewis Hamilton has warned Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen

Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, on Thursday, was roped in as the global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger men's.

The 33-year-old Formula One ace - who has won 62 Grand Prix races - has been selected by the American fashion house to promote the brand.

"We have been talking and continue to talk".

Mercedes looked to be the leading power once again in testing but nearly every prediciton had Red Bull a close second, with some even putting them on a par with the reigning world champions. "It's not really my priority at the moment", Hamilton told The Associated Press in an interview.

"But this year I think it starts this close and then it's going to overlap, and separate, and overlap during the year, as people are developing".

"I'm really super relaxed, I don't feel pressure from the team, I don't feel pressure within myself".

Lewis Hamilton indicated Wednesday he could end his Formula 1 career in two years' time after admitting he may not have the excitement he now has for racing.

McLaren are ready to re-sign their former driver if he does not come to a deal with Mercedes, but it is unlikely to happen after Hamilton and Toto Wolff, the Mercedes F1 team principal and CEO, openly spoke about their commitment to each other beyond 2018. It is an honor to be a part of the family and I can't wait for you to see the campaign we've been working hard on. "I'll do it when it's ready".

Relaxed is exactly how Hamilton appeared as he basked in the sunshine at an event for Mercedes' sponsors in Turin.

But while he was calm and collected, he was also visibly excited to get back to racing. "It's just how I'm built".

Hamilton said he's hasn't even contemplated that happening and doesn't know how it would feel to be in such illustrious company.

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