Hamilton hopes to sign new F1 contract in coming weeks

MONACO (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he’s not been approached by Ferrari and is hopeful a contract extension with Mercedes will be finalized “in the coming weeks.” The 38-year-old is in a contract year with Mercedes and recent reports have linked Hamilton to a move to Ferrari. But the British driver said at the Monaco Grand Prix there have been no talks with Ferrari and his personal team is negotiating with Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. Ferrari team principal Frédéric Vasseur also dismissed rumors of having approached Hamilton regarding a potential move to his team next year.