09 Feb 2021: Lewis Hamilton signs new Mercedes contract: Details here
Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new one-year contract with Mercedes for the 2021 season.
The Briton's previous deal lapsed in 2020 but he is now set to race for Mercedes for a ninth season.
Notably, Hamilton became F1's most successful driver last season, breaking Michael Schumacher's all-time win record and drawing level with the German's seven titles.
Fact: Our team has achieved incredible things together: Hamilton
Hamilton said the team is looking forward to build on the success, besides improving further. "Our team has achieved incredible things together," said Hamilton. "We look forward to building on our success even further, while continuously looking to improve, both on and off the track."
Contract: They will work on creating a new joint charitable foundation
Part of the deal involves a commitment from Mercedes to continue to work with Hamilton on seeking "greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport".
Hamilton said Mercedes have been "extremely supportive" on the issue.
"I'm proud to say we are taking that effort further this year by launching a foundation dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the sport," he said.