The news that all fans of the Formula 1 they were waiting, it happened in a surprising way this Saturday: Lewis hamilton remain in the top flight for at least two more seasons with the team Iryou give in. While the announcement was expected, no one imagined that it would become official this morning. This occurs within the framework of Austrian Grand Prix, where it will run this weekend.
The driver himself and even the head of the Mercedes team had announced that the negotiations were already underway and that they were on the right track. Hamilton had already accepted a cut in his salary of 46 million euros. According to various media, the British would go on to earn 38 million this season, being a great loss. However, Hamilton’s idea is to continue breaking records with the German team.
Through social networks, the Mercedes team confirmed that Hamilton will remain in the team for two more seasons. This deadline is given after Toto wolff confirm that the next driver contracts would not be for a single season. In the coming days it is expected that there will be more news about the German team, which must confirm the continuity of Valtteri Bottas or the arrival of George Russell.
“It’s hard to believe that I have been working with this incredible team for nine years now. I am excited to continue for two more years. We have achieved many things together, but we can still achieve much more. I am immensely grateful to Mercedes for how they have supported my effort to improve diversity and equality in our sport. They have been responsible and have made important decisions to create a more diverse team and a more inclusive environment, ”exclaimed Hamilton in the statement.
For his part, Toto Wolff assured that: “Now that in 2022 we will enter a new era, we cannot have anyone better in the team than Lewis. His successes in this sport speak for themselves, and with his experience, his speed and his skill, he is at his best. We are enjoying the fight we have this season and that is why we wanted to agree on the contract soon ”.
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