I enjoy working with the team, and also being team-mates with Lewis - we have a good relationship, honest and straightforward, and always aiming to get the right results for Mercedes.
Hamilton's latest championship blow comes just days after he signed a new two-year contract with Mercedes.
"We are very pleased to extend Valtteri's contract with Mercedes for another season at least - and to be able to confirm an unchanged driver line-up for 2019, ahead of our home race in Hockenheim".
The defending four-time world champion, who will reportedly become Formula One's first $70m a year driver, admitted that another team had attempted to lure him away, but he gave them no encouragement.
Mercedes obviously did not divulge Hamilton's retainer but it rumored to be in excess of £40 pounds - or $50 million - million a year, a number that would elevate Hamilton to the ranks of the highest-paid British sportsmen of all time.
The 33-year-old Hamilton has won 65 races - 44 with Mercedes - and secured 124 career podiums.
Mourinho urges Pogba to stay and help Man Utd do a France
The Red Devils are now in America undergoing their USA tour which will see United take on Liverpool and Real Madrid. He said: " I did nothing to keep Pogba, because when the club told me the numbers ".
"To me it looked like he made a mistake in Turn 1, went really wide, had some big big hits off the track there and I think probably the gearbox broke", Nico Rosberg said on Sky Sports' coverage.
"It's good to put pen to paper, announce it, and then get on with business as usual", Hamilton said. As Wolff has said, Hamilton is not the most important member of the operation.
Unquestionably the young Frenchman would jump at the opportunity to join the legendary marque but are the Italian team ready to put their faith in such a young driver and how intent are they in appeasing their No. 1 driver, the title-chasing Sebastian Vettel? "There is not one more important. It was very nice to see a lot of Ferrari flags here today and it's great to see a lot of people supporting us!"
Valtteri Bottas has signed a new Mercedes contract that will keep him with the team through 2019, with an option to extend that into 2020. "I had a contract in place, I just didn't feel like I had to rush". "I don't think that's going to be necessary".
"I would be happy to continue like that, but it is not for me to mention, or to decide".
He is second to Schumacher, in terms of grands prix wins and holds the record for the most pole positions in the history of the sport.