Last Thursday (31), through social networks, completing ten years of partnership and after speculation that the direction of Formula 1 could change for the pilot, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes declared that they renewed another professional contract until the end of year 2025.
Rumors that Mercedes would not renew the driver’s contract began when news emerged that the company had made offers to Charles Leclerc to join the team. However, the information was completely denied by the company stating that the commitment was renewal with Lewis Hamilton.
“Charles is a super driver and someone you need to have on your radar for the long term future. But not in the short and medium term. I think he is 100% committed and loyal to Ferrari and his contract. Likewise, we are 100% committed to signing Lewis,” said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
The deal sets a record for the category by making Lewis Hamilton the longest-serving driver with the team, with 13 seasons with Mercedes. Previously, the title was held by Michael Schumacher in which he belonged to Ferrari and completed 11 races.
“Our partnership with Lewis is one of the most successful in the history of the sport. It was just a matter of formality for us to go together. And it’s energizing for us to be able to confirm the new contract publicly. His qualities as a true racing driver are illustrated by his incredible records. But over the years together he has grown to become a pillar and leader of our team”.