Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and Lewis Hamilton together in 2021
- 7-time Formula One Drivers’ World Champion to stay with the reigning Constructors’ Champions
- New contract includes joint commitment to launch a foundation for improving all aspects of diversity in motorsport
- Another strategic step for the future success of the team Subhead
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and Lewis Hamilton have agreed a new contract which will see the driver with the most Grand Prix victories in F1 history race for the Mercedes works team in the upcoming 2021 F1 season. Lewis joined the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in 2013; together, they were able to win sixth F1 Drivers’ and seven Constructors’ Championships in the past years.
A significant part of the new agreement builds upon the joint commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport that was made last year by Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. This will take the form of a joint charitable foundation, which will have the mission of supporting greater diversity and inclusion in all its forms in motorsport.
“We’re very happy to keep the most successful F1 driver of the current era in the most successful F1 team of the current era,” commented Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research, Mercedes-Benz Cars Chief Operating Officer and Non-Executive Chairman of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. “Lewis is not only an incredibly talented driver; he also works very hard for his achievements and is extremely hungry. He shares his passion for performance with the entire team which is why this collaboration has become so successful. But Lewis is also a warm-hearted personality who cares deeply about the world around him and wants to make an impact. As a company, we share this sense of responsibility and are proud to launch a new, joint foundation to improve diversity in Formula One. Opening the series to under-represented groups will be important for the sport’s development in the future and we’re determined to make an impact.”