Lewis Hamilton Ends Speculation by Signing a New Contract with Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton has finally decided on his future in Formula One. Hamilton has reportedly signed a contract extension that would see him with Mercedes through the 2025 season. the same can also be said for his teammate George Russell. The contract announcement has come after season long speculation as to whether Hamilton would retire this year or possibly take on an ambassador role with Mercedes. It is now clear that neither of those things are happening and Hamilton will be in F1 for 2 more years.
Hamilton stated: “We dream every day of being the best and we have dedicated the past decade together to achieving that goal. Being at the top does not happen overnight or over a short period of time, it takes commitment, hard work and dedication and it’s been an honor to earn our way into the history books with this incredible team. We have never been hungrier to win. We have learnt from every success but also every setback.
Hamilton continued, “We continue to chase our dreams, we continue to fight no matter the challenge and we will win again. I’m grateful to the team who have supported me both on and off the track. Our story isn’t finished, we are determined to achieve more together and we won’t stop until we do.”
Team Principal Toto Wolff had the Following Words After the Announcement
“Continuing with our current driver line-up was a straightforward decision. We have the strongest pairing on the grid and both drivers are playing a crucial role in the team to move us forward. The strength and stability they provide will be key building blocks for our future success.”
“Our partnership with Lewis is one of the most successful in the sport’s history. It was always a formality that we would continue together – and it’s energising for us all to be confirming that publicly. His qualities as a pure racing driver are illustrated by his remarkable track record; but over our years together, he has grown to become a pillar and leader of our team.
“Those leadership qualities are crucial as we focus on fighting for world championships again. As F1’s biggest global star, he has also played a key role in shaping our commitments to diversity, inclusion and sustainability, that will be foundations for our success in the years ahead.”