Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton renews contract with Mercedes until 2023 – Prime Time Zone


Since 2013, when he joined the German team, the British driver has already won six World Drivers’ titles, 77 race victories and 74 pole positions

EFE/EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNALewis Hamilton has been in the Mercedes team since 2013 and has already won the Drivers’ World Championship six times for the team

the British pilot Lewis Hamilton renewed the contract with the Mercedes and will keep running on Formula 1 by the German team at least until 2023. The information was announced this Saturday morning, 3, by Mercedes and the pilot on social networks. Since 2013, when he joined the German team, Hamilton has won six Drivers’ World titles, 77 race wins and 74 pole positions. In total, the Briton has seven world titles, the first of them with McLaren, in 2008. “We are continuing a relationship that has become the most successful duo of drivers and teams in Formula 1 history,” Mercedes said in a statement. official.

“It’s hard to believe that I’ve been working with this amazing team for almost nine years and I’m excited to continue our partnership for another two years. We’ve already achieved a lot, but we still have a lot to achieve on and off the track,” said Hamilton. The driver also praised the support he received from Mercedes not only within Formula 1 but also in all its positions regarding social causes. “I am incredibly proud and grateful for the way Mercedes has supported me in my effort to improve diversity and equality in our sport. They took responsibility and took important steps in creating a more diverse team and an inclusive environment.”

Mercedes CEO and boss Toto Wolff also celebrated Hamilton’s contract renewal. “As we enter a new era of F1 from 2022 onwards, there can be no better driver to have on our team than Lewis. His achievements in this sport speak for themselves, and with his experience, speed and running skills, he is at the peak of his strength.” Wolff added that as long as Hamilton “has fire” to run, he can stay in the German team for as long as he wants.