Has anyone else read his moves? He announced that they were keen to re-sign Hamilton. Then he announced thet should Hamilton not re-sign that they would be targetting Bottas or Alonso. My view is that Toto is smart enough to see that they will win the WDC and the WCC with or without Hamilton. Rosberg would have been WDC if Hamilton was not there in 2014 and by a mile. In terms of WCC, they would have done so this year with anyone of maybe 6-8 drivers on the grid partnering Rosberg. So my reading of the story is this. Hamilton sees himself as a two time WDC and the fastest guy on the grid along with Fernando. Ergo he should now get more money. Part of him also knows that he needs to be in the best car. Remember Senna went to Williams for a massive pay cut in 1994 to get himself in the fastest car. Wolfe's view: He sees that his team will win the WDC and WCC in 2015 and probably in 2016 with or without Lewis. If he stays with Mercedes Benz Hamilton is assured of a 3rd WDC and maybe a 4th. Either way Hamiltons Legacy as a legend becomes assured. Hamilton doesnt need the money now its all about his respect and his legacy. So who is in the strongest position. Will Hamilton ask himself "what would his idol Ayrton do?" or will he take the "Rock Star Approach". Will Toto play hard but kind and get the pay deal back into a lower orbit. I find it interesting.