Official: Lewis Hamilton extends contract with Mercedes

Mercedes have confirmed the seven-time F1 champion will stay with the team for a further two years

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Lewis Hamilton will remain in Formula 1 until at least 2025 after renewing his contract with Mercedes.

Hamilton, who has been a part of Mercedes since 2013, has led the team to six drivers and eight constructors championships, becoming the sport’s most accomplished driver.

The two year deal means Hamilton will remains at Mercedes until he’s 40 years old

“We dream everyday of being the best and we have dedicated the past decade together to achieving that goal,” Hamilton said in a statement released by Mercedes.

“Being at the top does not happen overnight or over a short period of time, it takes commitment, hard work and dedication and it’s been an honour to earn our way into the history books with this incredible team.

“We have never been hungrier to win. We have learnt from every success but also every setback. We continue to chase our dreams, we continue to fight no matter the challenge and we will win again.

“I’m grateful to the team who have supported me both on and off the track. Our story isn’t finished, we are determined to achieve more together and we won’t stop until we do.”

Hamilton, Wolff and Russell | Mercedes F1 Team

A long wait to agree on fresh terms

With his F1 future in question after a testing 2022 season and a difficult beginning to 2023, Hamilton’s signature was up for grabs as early-season rumours linked him to a shock move to Ferrari.

But Hamilton later denied those rumours at the Monaco GP, and a week later in Spain, he said he would sit with Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff to begin discussions on a contract extension the Monday after the race.

However, a deal had yet to be officially confirmed by the start of the second half of the season, with Wolff admitting to Sky Sports in Hungary the extension had only been verbally confirmed.

It isn’t the first time both parties have taken some time to agree on new terms, as Hamilton’s previous deal was confirmed in February 2021 after both men tested positive for COVID-19 over the winter of 2020.

Ed Spencer
Ed Spencer
FIA accredited journalist
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