From the heart of Monza, Italy, news emerged that the spell-binding performance of Lewis Hamilton will be seen in Formula One for at least two more years, till 2025. Hamilton and his racing comrade, George Russell, have inked a multi-year deal with Mercedes, keeping them bonded with the top-notch team until 2025.
The announcement marks the end of frenzied speculations regarding Hamilton’s professional trajectory. His current contract was in its last leg, scheduled to end post-2023.
Although Hamilton, the venerable seven-time world champion, never swayed from his dedication to Mercedes, the rumor mill churned potent talks about his switch to Ferrari. There were ponderous murmurs about him bidding farewell to the sport that made him a global icon.
Hamilton charted a direct and clear narrative over the recent months that the birth of a new contract with Mercedes was just a matter of time. His ardency to clinch another championship under the banner of Mercedes became quite evident in his statements.
Victorious in bagging his seventh Formula One title back in 2020, Hamilton couldn’t repeat his magic in the subsequent years. Despite a hair-splittingly close championship struggle against Max Verstappen in 2021, Hamilton’s chariot didn’t carry the required horsepower to leap him to the crown in the past two years.
Nonetheless, Hamilton’s impressive tally stands out tall atop the Formula One‘s all-time winners’ catalog, boasting 103 race victories.
Russell, the promising British racer who has been nurtured as a junior driver by Mercedes since 2017, extended his stay in the team. Starting his journey with Mercedes last year, Russell’s deal only solidifies the team’s substantial faith in his long-term potential.
Hamilton, aged 38, and his younger associate Russell, share a gap of thirteen years, making Hamilton the second-oldest F1 driver on the grid. The distinction of being the oldest rests with the veteran 42-year-old Fernando Alonso. In the midst of the swiftness and adrenaline, age is wonderfully transcended in the Formula One universe.