Lewis Hamilton extends contract with Mercedes | formula 1

The British driver Lewis Hamilton has extended his contract with Mercedes for another season, announced the Formula 1 world team on Monday.

The seven-time world champion can thus attempt an eighth Formula 1 world championship title at the wheel of a Mercedes, which was unprecedented in the history of the sport, having achieved the seven victories of German Michael Schumacher in 2020 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002 2003 and 2004).

“I’m really looking forward to my ninth season with my Mercedes team-mates,” said the 36-year-old British driver Off the Track “.

One of the “most important components” of the renovation that Mercedes itself revealed is the commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in sport, which is committed to a common foundation.

“I am also determined to continue the journey we began to make motorsport more diverse for future generations and I am very grateful to Mercedes for helping me with this endeavor,” said Hamilton.

The British driver made his Formula 1 debut at McLaren in 2007, where he stayed until 2012 and for which he won his first career title in 2008.

In 2013 he replaced Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, having won six other titles since then, in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

In the middle, he achieved several absolute records in sport, such as the number of wins (95), podium places (165) or pole positions (98).