After weeks of uncertainty and rumors, it has finally become official. Hamilton has reached an agreement with the team, Mercedes Benz for the extension of your contract for the 2021 season. The British rider will remain at the helm of the German factory after 8 seasons, facing a new world title in the Formula 1.
Hamilton will continue to lead Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton generated immense uncertainty in recent weeks, after hinting that his retirement at 36 after his seventh World Cup was on the table. However, the parties managed to understand each other, and finally the renewal. In this way, the pilot signs his fourth contract with the Teutonic factory after the signatures of 2013, 2015 and 2018.
«I am delighted to face what will be my ninth season with my teammates Mercedes. With this team we have achieved incredible things together; and we want to increase our successes even more, continuously improving; both inside and outside the circuits »expressed Hamilton after signing his new bond with the team.
Toto Wolff, Team Leader of Mercedes, he also stated after the announcement. “We always agreed with Lewis that we would continue together, but the unusual year we had in 2020 meant that it took some time to complete the process. Lewis’s record is among the best the sports world has ever seen; and he is a valuable ambassador for our brand and for our partners.
How much do you renew?
The economic figures of the renewal from Hamilton They were not made public, but for days it has been speculated that any agreement would exceed 40 million pounds sterling. In addition, the statement affirms that part of the agreement was made thanks to the initiative of the parties to promote diversity in motor racing.
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