Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton does not feel the need to rush into contract talks.
Lewis Hamilton is in the final year of his Mercedes contract, meaning he and team principal Toto Wolff must head to the negotiating table.
Due to start the Brazilian Grand Prix in 14th place, Charles Leclerc promised not to hold back once the race begins.
With the world title wrapped up, Lewis Hamilton is thinking about long-term planning for Mercedes in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
Toto Wolff will miss his first race since he was appointed Mercedes boss this weekend.
With one more world title required to match Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton's potential has no limits, according to Toto Wolff.
As Valtteri Bottas claimed pole, Lewis Hamilton admitted he had only himself to blame for an underwhelming showing in Austin qualifying.
Mercedes did not intend to pit team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas against each other in the Japanese Grand Prix, Toto Wolff said.
Ferrari are struggling to juggle the ambitions of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel - a scenario rival boss Toto Wolff knows well.
Toto Wolff said Mercedes would need to look closely at what went wrong at the Singapore Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton finished in fourth.