He was the highest non-Mercedes finisher and is one of the highest earners in the field.
Hamilton, meanwhile, may feel that he can get a better deal elsewhere if the Silver Arrows do not meet his valuation.
While that would have to wait until after the 2021 season with every other team’s driver line-up confirmed, his desire to be remunerated sufficiently seems clear.
Marko’s warning to Verstappen, then, and Hamilton by extension, should be heeded. Formula One is going through a cost-cutting period, and Hamilton should be wary.