Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton has announced the agreement of a two-year contract extension for the 2019 and 2020 Formula 1 seasons.
Since joining the team in 2013, Lewis has won three world championships and 44 Grands Prix to date. By the end of his extended contract, he would’ve spent eight seasons as a works Mercedes driver – his longest period with a single team at the pinnacle of motorsports.
Interestingly, Lewis has been driving a Mercedes-Benz-powered Formula 1 car in every single race since he made his Formula 1 debut in 2007. Since then, his overall total of 65 Formula 1 wins places him second only to the all-time great, Michael Schumacher.
As such, Lewis has earned his place in history as the most successful driver in the 112-year Grand Prix racing tradition of Mercedes-Benz.
“I’ve been part of the Mercedes racing family for 20 years and I have never been happier with a team than I am right now. We are on the same wavelength both on and off track”, said Lewis.
“I’m very confident that Mercedes is the right place to be over the coming years. Although we have enjoyed so much success together since 2013, Mercedes is hungrier than ever. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together in the next two-and-a-half seasons,” he added.