4 time WDC Lewis Hamilton secures new two-year contract with defending champions Mercedes, locking down his future to the three-pointed star in Formula One. Hamilton, the most successful British driver in the history of the sport, has secured a new two-year extension to his AMG Mercedes Formula One contract that will see the 33-year-old commit to Mercedes until the end of the 2020 season, potentially extending an association with the brand for an incredible 22 years, a successful period that has earnt the British star four Drivers World Championships titles and 65 Grand Prix victories with both McLaren and the works Mercedes team. Speaking of the announcement on the build up to this weekend's German Grand Prix, Hamilton was understandably delighted with his new deal, one that could make Hamilton the best paid driver on the current grid: "It is a really exciting time for me," he explained. "I've been with Mercedes since I was 13, when I came home and saw Ron Dennis had called and said McLaren and Mercedes wanted to play a part in supporting me. "So, it has been a huge journey. Really long but very special. I have so many great memories from the whole experience, of past drivers and growing up. "I am really proud to be part of this family and particularly what it has grown to be. I was at the factory earlier this week and I love being there, with the energy and the atmosphere. "Knowing how hard everyone is working to help us all achieve our primary objective, it is a great feeling. Really exciting." 2017/18 team mate Valtteri Bottas remains a free agent at the end of the season, with the Finn expected to be confirmed at Mercedes for 2019 in the coming weeks.... Check the Formula One Sub Forum here at RaceDepartment for more news and discussion as it happens. Get yourself involved today and join in with the community! Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Twitch Do you think Hamilton will call time on Formula One at the end of his new contract? Can the Brit beat Michael Schumacher's 7 WDC record before ending his career? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!