Lewis Hamilton signs a new deal worth £40mn with Mercedes
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has penned a new two-year deal with Mercedes that will see him stay till 2020. The defending champion has agreed on a £30 mn deal per year, which could rise to £40 mn after bonuses. The 33-year-old Briton, who has won four Championship titles, will look to add more trophies to his cabinet. Here is more about it.
A dream association
Five and a half years together... It’s not been bad, has it @LewisHamilton 😉— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 19, 2018
3⃣ @F1 World Titles...
And we’re only just getting started!
TWO more years!! 🤜🤛#HamiltonAnnounced 🖊 #LH44 pic.twitter.com/qEOoR1kOfR
Hamilton looking to win more F1 titles
Hamilton stated that it was good to put pen on paper and get on with business as usual. He also added that he shares a valuable relationship with Mercedes both on and off the track. Lewis is aiming to win more Championship titles with the German F1 car manufacturer. They have dominated F1 circuit since 2014, after introduction of turbo hybrid engines.
A battle against Vettel on the cards
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is leading the 2018 standings at the moment. He leads Hamilton by eight points, with the German Grand Prix set to be held this weekend. But this all could change if Lewis manages to get hold of the race in Germany. He would get a boost and the fight for the title will become interesting.
Stat box: Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton has won 4 World Championship titles in his career. He has taken part in 218 races with 65 wins under his belt. He has managed 124 podium finishes and has secured 76 pole positions.