The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is delighted to announce a two-year extension to its partnership with the reigning seven-time World Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton, continuing a relationship that has become the most successful team and driver pairing in Formula One history. Lewis will drive for Mercedes in the 2022 and 2023 seasons, his 10th and 11th with the Brackley based team.

As F1 enters a new era in 2022 with wholesale technical regulation changes, Mercedes and Lewis will forge new ground in a collaboration which has spanned his entire F1 career, first powered by Mercedes-Benz with McLaren-Mercedes and then with the works Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, which he joined in 2013. Since joining the works team, Lewis has claimed six World Drivers’ Championships, 77 race victories and 74 pole positions to date.

Lewis Hamilton commented:
“It is hard to believe it’s been nearly nine years working with this incredible team and I’m excited we’re going to continue our partnership for two more years. We’ve accomplished so much together but we still have a lot to achieve, both on and off the track. I’m incredibly proud and grateful of how Mercedes has supported me in my drive to improve diversity and equality in our sport.

They have held themselves accountable and made important strides in creating a more diverse team and inclusive
environment. Thank you to all the dedicated and talented individuals at Mercedes whose hard work makes it all possible and the Board for their continued trust in me. We’re entering a new era of car which will be challenging and exciting and I can’t wait to see what else we can achieve together.”

Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal, continued:
“As we enter a new era of F1 from 2022 onwards, there can be no better driver to have in our team than Lewis. His achievements in this sport speak for themselves, and with his experience, speed and race-craft, he is at the peak of his powers. We are relishing the battle we have on our hands this year – and that’s why we also wanted to agree this contract early, so we have no distractions from the competition on track. I have always said that as long as Lewis still possesses the fire for racing, he can continue as long as he wants.”

Markus Schäfer, Non-Executive Chairman of the MercedesAMG Petronas F1 Team, said:
“I am very pleased that Lewis Hamilton will continue to race for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in the upcoming next two F1 seasons. Lewis’ ambition and commitment for winning, always striving for improvement, have played an essential role for our team and brand to become as successful as we are today. And he is not only a very talented driver, but also a socially engaged and caring person who wants to make an impact in society. Together, we are dedicated to continuing our joint success in the future.”

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12 F1 Fan comments on “Hamilton signed two-year contract extension with the Mercedes team

  1. Jax

    Well I said three years with an opt out clause for the third year, he signed for two. Not bad on my part.
    So much for a new contract being predicated on if he lost the title this year eh Brain? Lol.
    Jax World predictions looking good.

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Jaxo, don't get a giddy, more of an indication that Sir Lewis recognizes that he needs a bit more time to reach his 8/100 goal. Sounds like he has put paid to this season. Sooo, the predication stands. Now MB has a dilemma. Stay with BOT, the reliable teammate, or go with a young gun and look to the future. I'll stick with my prognostication, HAM/BOT next season.

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Jaxphobia, is your challenge with comprehension, memory or simple taxi fume asphyxiation? What I said three months ago is that if HAM does his 8/100 he quits, if not he continues. Obviously, it is doubtful that he will win the WDC in 2021, thus a contract extension. Simple really. BTW, if he makes a remarkable comeback this season he can still do a Rossberg.

      • shroppyfly

        Ror, i think its well reported that NR had signed a two yr extension in the july of 2016, so of course your right , he can quit at the end of the year as per your original comment, litigation against a newly crowned WDC would be a very silly marketing action

        Posters don't sometimes grasp F1 and its intricacies, hence why i no longer bother trying with them, my own take on his contract was he signed a two yr deal which probably is made up of a 1yr deal plus an option on 2nd yr, that for MB would seem more sensible, but its just my opinion, and actually if Lewis continues his poor form , next yr will be even more entertaining for us .

        • shroppyfly

          its just easier to just put facts to them , and the others viewing the thread form there own view of comments/insults, but no mileage in debating it with them, sorry I think i'm still on topic yes, just about . .

  2. Jax

    And what your simple minded Brain fails to grasp is winning or losing a title this year had nothing to do with extending his contract. Then you had to go prove your simpleness by saying he may back out of earning MILLIONS and put himself in potential legal jeopardy if he wins this year. Lol my word.
    Just let go when you've lost a point man. Let it go.

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Two things, Jaxo, 1. do some research and 2. use a mirror. Wait, three things...goodbye to you, I have no patience for ignorance.

  3. Jax

    Heyy Pinky. What's happening man. On a side note, where's Lucy and Lulu? Did they retire? Are they on hiatus? Maybe they took sabbaticals Lol.
    Anyway to you and your pal, don't compare Lewis to Rosberg;....just not smart. They're not in the same league and Lewis is clearly the wiser of the 2.

  4. Jax

    Aww don't get frustrated Brain. Just lean on Pinky's shoulders and you'll feel comforted 😄. Hammer qualified 4th today so cheer up.
    I warned your pal about mental projection and the same applies to you. If you can't handle the heat, then don't spout wishful thinking nonsense and pout like a schoolgirl when you get schooled. Lol

  5. Jax

    Initial and now bulls...t reports had Hammer taking a paycut. I believe someone on here said Merc had him on the ropes with negotiations for a pay cut or some crap like that. Anyway, I repeatedly said Lewis was playing chess with that one year deal. Well read em and weap haters. Jaxman just racking up predictions. How sweet it is Lol. #Checkmate

    Courtesy of the BBC: "Hamilton has not taken a pay cut, contrary to some reports. After an adjustment in salary as a result of the pandemic this season, his earnings will be back to pre-Covid levels, when he was said to be earning as much as £40m a year.


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