The team Mercedes, finally, announced the expected renewal of the British pilot Lewis Hamilton, who has signed a one-year contract to play the next Formula 1 World Championship which will start at the end of March with the Bahrain Grand Prix.
“The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is pleased to announce that the current Formula 1 Constructors 'World Champion and the current Drivers' World Champion will continue together in 2021. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas FXNUMX Team has agreed on a new contract that will extend one of the most successful collaborations in sports history for the ninth consecutive season "the team announced in a statement.
"An important part" of this new agreement is based on "The joint commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport made by Lewis and Mercedes last year". And I add: "This will take the form of a joint charitable foundation that will have a mission to support greater diversity and inclusion in all its forms in motorsports."
For his part, the seven-time world champion was "excited" after signing your new contract. "Our team has accomplished incredible things together and we look forward to building our success even further, as we continually seek to improve, both on and off the track." Indian.
In this sense, it was shown "decided" to keep working so that "Motorsport is more diverse for future generations." In addition, he highlighted: “I am grateful that Mercedes has been very supportive of my call to address this issue. I am proud to say that we are taking that effort further this year by launching a foundation dedicated to diversity and inclusion in sport. I'm inspired by all that we can build together and can't wait to get back on track in March ”, said.
As for the director of the team, Toto wolff, Said that "forever" they were "Aligned" with Hamilton and that the delay in reaching this agreement was due to the "Such an unusual year" caused by the pandemic.
Together, we have decided to extend the sports relationship for one more season and begin a longer-term project to take the next step in our shared commitment to greater diversity within our sport. Lewis's competitive record stands alongside the best the sporting world has seen and he is a valuable ambassador for our brand and our partners. The history of Mercedes and Lewis has been written in the history books of our sport for the last eight seasons and we are eager to compete and add more chapters. ", transmitted.