Featured Hamilton Ties Future to Mercedes With New Two-Year F1 Deal

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    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....

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    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!
     
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  2. snyperal

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    Forty Million pounds a year.

    Let that sink in. That's quite lucrative.

    Edit; he won't beat Michael's record and I will be very impressed if he wins this season.
     
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  3. gamer19

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    Oh I'm sure he'll win it now.
    His mind is not elsewhere now. :rolleyes:
    40 you say huh ?
    Let's not be jealous guys... just imagine poor guy taxes now eh ? :unsure:
     
  4. Koen Verlinde

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    As much as I dislike the person I admire the driver, not on the same level as I did for Michael, as he at least had to drive a mediocre car to victory at some point where Hamilton always had one of the best cars on the grid, one has to admit he sure knows how to win.

    Sadly, Hamilton is not the kind of driver that F1 needs.
     
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  5. Apex

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    So both Ham and Vet are locked in until the 2021 rule changes hmm. Smart boys.
     
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  6. wombat999

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    An obscene amount of money.:poop:
     
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  7. Fat-Alfie

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    Would you turn it down, to do something you love to do?

    I know I sure as hell wouldn't :)
     
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  8. timson72

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    2009 McLaren.
     
  9. gamer19

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    Dear Luise...

     
  10. Turk

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    Pft.. Only the plebs pay taxes.
     
  11. rosgillies

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    Does`nt pay those taxes in Britain though.
     
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