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 on terms to stay on – although, in contrast to past deals, a contract for just a single season was announced.
“I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes team-mates,” 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 am inspired by all that we can build together and can’t wait to get back on the track in March,” he added. “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.”