Lewis Hamilton has finally ended his contract-related woes with Mercedes by signing a one year deal. This announcement came as part of the Formula One team’s sudden reveal on Monday.
“The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is pleased to announce that the reigning Formula One world constructors’ champion and the reigning F1 world drivers’ champion will continue together in 2021,” stated the team.
Hamilton, 36 years old will be hoping to win his eighth world title during the 2021 season, making him the driver having won the most number of world titles. This was impacted back in late 2020 since the driver has been out of contract for over 1 month.
Several weeks later, the company has now announced that the deal has been completed, with Lewis being signed for one extra year.
What Does the Team Have to Say?
“We have always been aligned with Lewis that we would continue, but the very unusual year we had in 2020 meant it took some time to finish the process,” said team principal Toto Wolff.
“The story of Mercedes and Lewis has written itself into the history books of our sport over the past eight seasons, and we are hungry to compete and to add more chapters to it,” he further added.
As for Hamilton, he is quite excited to begin his ninth season with Mercedes AMG Petronas F1.
“Our team has achieved incredible things together and we look forward to building on our success even further, while continuously looking to improve, both on and off the track,” he commented.
“I’m equally determined to continue the journey we started to make motorsport more diverse for future generations and I am grateful that Mercedes has been extremely supportive of my call to address this issue.”
For those of you unaware, Hamilton has finally equalled the record held by Racing legend Michael Schumacher, who has seven titles to his names. In comparison, Lewis already has more race wins, podiums and poles than any other driver in the history of the sport.