Lewis Hamilton makes exciting vow as F1 star signs new Mercedes contract

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Lewis Hamilton has signed a new contract with Mercedes

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 31/08/2023

- 13:43

Updated: 31/08/2023

- 13:54

The Brit will be racing with the Silver Arrows until he's 40

Lewis Hamilton has insisted Mercedes have never been hungrier to win after signing a new contract with the F1 side.

The Brit has penned a two-year extension, meaning he'll be racing with the Silver Arrows at the age of 40.

Mercedes have endured a rough time of things over the past couple of years, with Red Bull dominating the sport.

But Hamilton, after committing his future to Mercedes, has insisted the team will do everything in their power to get back on top.

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Lewis Hamilton insists Mercedes will be back on top of F1 again


"We have never been hungrier to win," stated the 38-year-old, who joined the Silver Arrows all the way back in 2013.

"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 has secured 82 victories since joining Mercedes and is delighted at everything he's achieved with the team so far.

"We dream everyday of being the best and we have dedicated the past decade together to achieving that goal," stated the Brit.

"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."

Hamilton is now primed to earn a £50million-a-year salary with Mercedes over the next two years.

And the Silver Arrows have also confirmed that George Russell has also signed a new contract, too.

"I have grown up with this team ever since joining as part of the junior programme back in 2017," said Russell.

"It’s my home and it feels fantastic to extend our special relationship through 2025."

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff explained the new contracts for both Hamilton and Russell by saying: "Continuing with our current driver line-up was a straightforward decision.

"We have the strongest pairing on the grid and both drivers are playing a crucial role in the team to move us forward.

"The strength and stability they provide will be key building blocks for our future success.

"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.


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Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have both signed new contracts with Mercedes


"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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