And how would Benz Insider know confidential details of Hamilton’s contract negotiation? For those to leak would be a huge breach of personal trust.
Fake news that has already been called out by Mercedes.
Well . . . Mercedes would day that . . . wouldn't they ?! .
From the original link . . .That's interesting. It was reported in the local rag which usually tends to do a bit of fact checking. I guess they got suckered in as well and somebody forgot to check with the Mercedes press office.
"Rumors have it that should the parties still fail to finalize the deal, Mercedes has prepared a contingency plan. It is said that the company is eyeing George Russell as a replacement for Hamilton".