Lewis Hamilton lastly put pen to paper to a brand new one-year deal with Mercedes after a lot delay, the Formula One staff made the announcement on Monday. Hamilton is the reigning world champion whereas Mercedes is the reigning F1 World Constructors’ Champion. The upcoming one 12 months would be the ninth consecutive season that Hamilton spends at Mercedes. Since becoming a member of Mercedes in 2013, Hamilton is now the all-time race win document holder after he broke Michael Schumacher’s document of six Drivers’ Championship final 12 months.
“A significant part of the new agreement builds upon the joint commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport that was made last year by Lewis and Mercedes. This will take the form of a joint charitable foundation, which will have the mission of supporting greater diversity and inclusion in all its forms in motorsport,” Mercedes stated in its assertion.
“I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes teammates. Our team has achieved incredible things together and we look forward to building on our success even further, while continuously looking to improve, both on and off the track.
“I’m equally decided to proceed the journey we began to make motorsport extra numerous for future generations and I’m grateful that Mercedes has been extraordinarily supportive of my name to handle this difficulty. I’m proud to say we’re taking that effort additional this 12 months by launching a basis devoted to range and inclusion within the sport. I’m impressed by all that we will construct collectively and might’t wait to get again on the observe in March,” Hamilton said in Mercedes’ official press release.
Mercedes CEO and Team Principal Toto Wolff said, “We have all the time been aligned with Lewis that we’d proceed, however the very uncommon 12 months we had in 2020 meant it took a while to complete the method. Together, we now have determined to increase the sporting relationship for one more season and to start a longer-term challenge to take the following step in our shared dedication to better range inside our sport. Lewis’s aggressive document stands alongside one of the best the sports activities world has ever seen, and he’s a valued ambassador for our model and our companions. The story of Mercedes and Lewis has written itself into the historical past books of our sport over the previous eight seasons, and we’re hungry to compete and so as to add extra chapters to it.”
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