Lewis Hamilton extends the deal with Mercedes until 2020
The four-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced today that they agreed on a two-year contract extension for the 2019 and 2020 Formula One seasons.
Hamilton joined Mercedes F1 team in 2013, with one championship trophy in his hands which he won in 2008 with McLaren-Mercedes, and since then he won three more world championships and 44 Grands Prix races with the team. Since making his F1 debut in 2007, Lewis Hamilton has been powered by Mercedes-Benz engines in every single race, winning 65 times in 2018 starts. He’s in the second place on the all-time list, behind Michael Schumacher with 91 wins.
Through these achievements, Lewis has earned his place in history as the most successful driver in the 112-year Grand Prix racing tradition of Mercedes-Benz.
“This contract extension has basically been a formality since Toto and I sat down during the winter, so it’s good to put pen to paper, announce it and then get on with business as usual.
I have been part of the Mercedes racing family for 20 years and I have never been happier inside a team than I am right now. We are on the same wavelength both on and off track – and I am looking forward to winning more in the future and shining even more light on the three-pointed star. I’m very confident that Mercedes is the right place to be over the coming years.
Although we have enjoyed so much success together since 2013, Mercedes is hungrier than ever – from Dr Zetsche and the board members at the top of Daimler, through Toto and the team management, to every single person I meet in the corridors of Brixworth and Brackley. The competitive passion that burns bright inside me is shared by every single member of this group – always chasing the next improvement and digging even deeper to make sure we come out on top. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next two-and-a-half seasons,” Lewis Hamilton said.