In the twilight of his career it now seems the seven-time world champions looks like he will miss out on that opportunity.
Meanwhile, Martin Brundle believes Hamilton was a bit ‘grumpy’ with how his contract negotiations went.
“We did a couple of features with him that we will play out through the year on Sky F1,” Brundle told Sky Sports.
“He was very generous but a bit grumpy actually, I thought generally. It’s interesting that his right-hand man, Marc Hynes, is no longer working with him.