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Lewis Hamilton Extends Mercedes Contract: Revving Up for Exciting Journey till 2025

Seven-Time F1 Champion Commits Two More Years with Mercedes Amidst Strong Legacy and Transformative Initiatives

Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, a name synonymous with speed and skill, has officially sealed the deal that will keep him in the racing realm for another exhilarating two seasons until the culmination of 2025. The much-anticipated contract extension, which fans and enthusiasts worldwide have been eagerly waiting for, has finally been solidified, putting to rest the myriad of speculations that had been circulating throughout the course of the 2023 season.

This announcement marks a significant milestone in the illustrious career of the British racing prodigy. Having first donned the iconic Mercedes emblem in 2013, Hamilton has carved an indelible legacy in the annals of Formula 1 history. The pages of his racing journey are adorned with the glittering embellishments of triumph, as he clinched an impressive six out of his seven coveted drivers’ championship titles while donning the Mercedes colors. Not only has he showcased his individual prowess, but he has also been an integral component in the team’s relentless pursuit of excellence, contributing to the conquest of eight constructors’ titles, a testament to the harmonious synergy between Hamilton’s prowess and Mercedes’ engineering marvels.

Beyond the boundaries of the racetrack, Hamilton’s influence reverberates powerfully. His fervent advocacy for increased inclusivity and diversity within the motorsport domain has catalyzed transformative change, ushering in a new era of acceptance and representation. A stellar embodiment of both speed and social consciousness, Hamilton’s efforts have culminated in the inception of the visionary Mercedes ‘Accelerate 25’ initiative. This groundbreaking program transcends the boundaries of conventional racing, envisioning a future where diversity is celebrated and inclusivity is the driving force.

“We dream everyday of being the best and we have dedicated the past decade together to achieving that goal. 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.” 

In a press release that reverberated across the racing world, Hamilton shared his sentiments about the two-year contract extension. His words resound with a mix of gratitude and determination, encapsulating his unwavering commitment to his craft and his quest for excellence. Hamilton’s statement stands as a testament to the profound bond he shares with Mercedes and the exhilarating journey that still lies ahead.

“Our partnership with Lewis is one of the most successful in the sport’s history. It was always a formality that we would continue together – and it’s energising for us all to be confirming that publicly.

“His qualities as a pure racing driver are illustrated by his remarkable track record; but over our years together, he has grown to become a pillar and leader of our team. Those leadership qualities are crucial as we focus on fighting for world championships again.

“As F1’s biggest global star, he has also played a key role in shaping our commitments to diversity, inclusion and sustainability, that will be foundations for our success in the years ahead.”

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