Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes finally agree terms on a new contract, although only a one-year deal announced for the 2021 season; new agreement includes joint commitment for greater diversity and inclusion
Last Updated: 08/02/21 11:10am
Lewis Hamilton has finally signed his new Mercedes contract to formally confirm his place on the Formula 1 grid for a 2021 season when he will aim for a record eighth world title.
More than a month after his previous deal expired, Mercedes confirmed seven-time champion Hamilton had agreed terms to stay on – although, in contrast to past deals, only one year was announced.”I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes teammates,” said Hamilton. “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 this year 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.”More to follow…