Former world champion Lewis Hamilton say he was delighted with an amazing meeting with Head of Mercedes Benz Motorsport on Sunday.

Two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton missed out kn his fourth championship to then team mate Nico Rosberg who has since retired from Formula One. Hamilton posted a video to instagram to say:

Hi everyone, we’re in Toto’s kitchen. We just had an amazing meeting. “I just wanted to send you all a message out, let you know that we’re going to be the strongest partnership next year, and we look forward to fighting for this championship again. Hope you’re all well.

It is believed that Mercedes are now clser to selecting Nico Rosberg’s replacement for the 2017 season.

Fernando Alonso’s longterm manager Flavio Briatore has confirmed that the Spaniard will not be joining Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2017.

On Sunday it emerged that Williams Martini Racing’s Valtteri Bottas is now the front runner to land the second Mercedes seat.f

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