Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton will keep on their very successful partnership in Formula One at the end of the season. The seven-time defending world champion has signed a two-year contract that will enable him in Formula 1 with the Silver Arrows until at least the end of 2023.
It will be the second deal that Hamilton has signed with Mercedes within six months. The Briton put his current one-year term on paper just a few weeks before the pre-season tests began.
Both Mercedes and Hamilton team boss Toto Wolff wanted to avoid the agreement saga dragging on again, and the talks started much earlier and were concluded within a few weeks before they were declared on Saturday morning for the Austrian GP.
That means Hamilton will only be a week under 39 when his new contract ends after extending his stint with the Silver Arrows - which won six of his seven titles - to eleven years.
Hamilton said it is difficult to believe we've been working with this incredible team for almost nine years, and I'm delighted that we will continue our partnership for two more years.