Lewis Hamilton signs new contract with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton agrees to a contract extension that will keep him with Mercedes until 2023.

Lewis Hamilton signed a new two-year contract with Mercedes that will keep him with the team until the end of the 2023 season. This deal will extend Hamilton’s nine-year stay and will take the seven-time world champion and Mercedes, Formula 1’s most successful driver-team combination, into the sport’s much-changed new era from 2022.

This also indicates that Hamilton will remain committed to F1 until at least the age of 38, with 2023 set to be his 17th season. “It is hard to believe it’s been nearly nine years working with this incredible team and I’m excited we’re going to continue our partnership for two more years,” said Hamilton, who has won six of his seven titles with Mercedes.

“We’ve accomplished so much together but we still have a lot to achieve, both on and off the track,” he added. Hamilton signed his previous contract, in February, which was only for one year. He is currently 18 points behind Max Verstappen in a hotly-contested championship battle between Mercedes and Red Bull.

“As we enter a new era of F1 from 2022 onwards, there can be no better driver to have in our team than Lewis. His achievements in this sport speak for themselves, and with his experience, speed and race-craft, he is at the peak of his powers.” said team boss Toto Wolff.

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