Toto Wolff says Mercedes will return to the UK and reflect on its 2014 season before starting new contract talks with double world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton won his second title in Abu Dhabi on Sunday in only his second year at Mercedes, but his current contract expires at the end of the 2015 season. With contract talks having been put on hold earlier in the year, Wolff said he wants to keep Hamilton at the team and expects to start negotiations again in the coming weeks.

"We have been on a great journey and the team and its stakeholders ... Lewis is a super important member of that group," Wolff said. "We want to keep it together. We've discussed it a couple of times, we've started those discussions a couple of times and we've agreed to stop for a while and restart after Abu Dhabi. We had those rumours around and decided then let's do it after Abu Dhabi.

"Now it's after Abu Dhabi. We're going to reflect for a couple of days, go back to the factory and start those discussions in the next weeks with the same spirit we've had all year."

On Sunday night, Wolff also explained that any discussions would not be dealt with lightly to ensure all parties are happy with a contract extension.

"That is never easy because it is a decision with consequences for the driver, for Lewis and for us as a team. Stability is a very crucial ingredient for us in the team and sitting down and discussing the future, it is clear for Lewis he feels at home in the team, the car is the most competitive car now, so we've ticked two boxes. But equally that is no guarantee.

"Having said that it's never easy and never quick in finding all the terms and making it better. We would love Lewis to stay in the team. He has been an incredible part in the development and the rise of the team and we want to continue with both of them. I think he wants that too, but it's not a matter of a couple of hours sitting down and just ticking the boxes, I think it needs proper reflection and discussion."



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