Lewis Hamilton and his contract with Mercedes: "I just wanted one year"

The champion explained why his agreement with the German brand is only one season long.

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One of the great soap operas of the preseason of the F1 was the renewal of the link between English Lewis Hamilton and equipment Mercedes. Later than expected, both parties reached an agreement and closed a deal for the entire 2021, with the option to continue together in 2022. Undoubtedly, the extension of the contract draws attention because it is the seven-time champion of the Maximum. But Hamilton himself took it upon himself to explain the reasons ...

“First of all, I am in a fortunate position where I have achieved most of the things I wanted to achieve. Therefore, there is no real need to plan far in advance for the future ”, assured during the launch of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance, the model it will use in 2021.

Lewis Hamilton“I think we are living in a pretty unusual period in life, and I just wanted one year. If necessary, later we can talk about whether we want to do more and continue ”, added the British despite rumors that indicated that Daimler, owner of the team, did not want another year because of her age (she turned 37 on January 7).

Hamilton also spoke of the objectives for the championship that starts the March in Bahrain and made it clear that will maintain its position of using sport as a means of communication of its principles. “In the past, my main priority was just to win the championship. Last year there was a lot of discussion about equality and inclusion. I think there was a lot of talk. This year will be about driving diversity and really making sure action is taken for it. That's the core of the momentum for me in 2021, but of course we exist to win, and that's what all these guys and girls here have worked for, so that's my goal, to get that for them. "He said.

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