MONZA, Italy — Lewis Hamilton will stay in System One till at the very least 2025 after signing a brand new multiyear cope with Mercedes, with teammate George Russell additionally getting an extension to the identical date.
The information places an finish to months of hypothesis in regards to the future for Hamilton, whose current contract was on account of expire on the finish of 2023.
Though the seven-time world champion all the time maintained he would stay at Mercedes, previously yr hypothesis has linked him to a change to Ferrari in addition to the potential of retiring from the game altogether.
In current months, he has insisted the brand new contract was merely a matter of time and has ceaselessly doubled down on his want to struggle for an additional championship with the group.
Hamilton gained his seventh System One title in 2020, however after shedding out to Max Verstappen in one of many closest championship battles of all time in 2021, Mercedes has been unable to offer him with a automobile able to reclaiming his crown over the previous two years.
Hamilton is prime of F1’s profession winners’ record with 103 race victories.
Russell, who has been aligned to Mercedes as a junior driver since 2017 and has been driving for the group because the begin of final yr, was anticipated to stay on the group in 2024, however affirmation of his deal underlines the group’s dedication to him as a long-term prospect.
13 years divide Hamilton and Russell in age, with Hamilton, at 38, the second-oldest F1 driver on the grid, behind solely 42-year-old Fernando Alonso.