“I’m proud to say we are taking that effort further this year by launching a foundation dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the sport. I am inspired by all that we can build together and can’t wait to get back on the track in March.”
Since joining the team in 2013, Hamilton has scored 74 F1 wins to become the most successful driver of all-time, eclipsing the 91-win record left by Michael Schumacher, sitting on 95 race victories heading into 2021.
He has helped Mercedes claim the constructors’ championship every season since the hybrid era began back in 2014, with each triumph part of a title-double. He has failed just once to take the drivers’ title since then, with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg claiming the 2016 crown by five points.
“We have always been aligned with Lewis that we would continue, but the very unusual year we had in 2020 meant it took some time to finish the process,” team principal Toto Wolff said.
“Together, we have decided to extend the sporting relationship for another season and to begin a longer-term project to take the next step in our shared commitment to greater diversity within our sport. Lewis’s competitive record stands alongside the best the sports world has ever seen, and he is a valued ambassador for our brand and our partners.
“The story of Mercedes and Lewis has written itself into the history books of our sport over the past eight seasons, and we are hungry to compete and to add more chapters to it.”