“The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is pleased to announce that the reigning Formula One world constructors’ champion and the current F1 world drivers’ champion, will continue together for one more year from 2021.” the team said in a press release.
“I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes teammates,” Hamilton said in a press release. “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.
“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. I’m proud to say we are taking that effort further 2021 by launching a foundation dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the sport. I am inspired by all that we can build together and can’t wait to get back on the track in March, 2021.”
Hamilton’s signing comes just a few weeks after Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff extended his own contract with the team for two more years since 2021.
“Lewis’s competitive record stands alongside the best the sports world has ever seen, and he is a valued ambassador for our brand and our partners. 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.”
Hamilton, 36, is the four-time defending F1 champion. He has seven championships in total. He is also the all-time winningest driver in Formula 1 with 95 wins. 74 of those wins were at the Mercedes-Petronas Formula 1 Team.