The 36-year-old Briton became world champion six times in the service of Mercedes and captured 74 Grand Prix victories for the racing set. Hamilton has been a Mercedes driver since 2013. From his debut in 2007 he played for McLaren until then. Hamilton booked his 95th GP victory in total last season. With that he passed Michael Schumacher, who held the record with 91 victories. Both men have won seven world titles.
“I’m looking forward to my ninth season with Mercedes,” said Hamilton. “We have achieved incredible things together. We want to build on that success and are constantly looking for where we can improve, both on and off the track. ” For example, Hamilton has established himself as a champion for more diversity in motorsport. “I will continue with this for future generations. I am grateful that Mercedes fully supports me in this. ” Hamilton and Mercedes will present a foundation later this year that will be committed to diversity and inclusion in sport.
Hamilton won his first world title with McLaren in 2008. His move to Mercedes in 2013 turned out to be the start of a ‘golden’ partnership. The Mercedes had to lose it that year against Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull, but after that the world title always went to the German racing stable. Hamilton was the best in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Only in 2016 he had to leave the title to his German teammate Nico Rosberg, who then immediately left Formula 1.
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