The British Lewis Hamilton, seven times world champion of F1, lasted for two seasons, until 2023, your contract with the team Mercedes.
“Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is delighted to announce a two-year extension of its collaboration with seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to continue a relationship that has become the most successful between a driver and a team in the history of the F .1. Lewis will drive for Mercedes in 2022 and 2023 ”, explained the brand in a statement.
The 36-year-old Hamilton equaled the German's record of seven world titles last year. Michael Schumacher. He now has at least three years to become the most successful rider in the history of his sport.
After debuting in F.1 in 2007 with McLaren, Hamilton was world champion for the first time with the British team in 2008, when he was 23 years old.
Since 2013 at Mercedes, he has pushed the limits in his discipline with six world titles between 2014 and 2020, only beaten in 2016 by his former German teammate. Nico Rosberg. He currently holds the records for victories in Grand Prix (98), pole positions (100) and podiums (171).
Hamilton will experience the entry into force in 2022 of a new regulation and new cars, presented as a revolution by Formula 1. “We are entering a new era of motorsport that will be both exhilarating and exciting”, Hamilton explained.
“We have accomplished so many things together, but we still have a lot to do, both on the track and off it”, said. "I am incredibly proud and grateful for the way Mercedes has supported me in my desire to improve diversity and equality in our sport." sentenced.