Lewis Hamilton set to extend stay at Mercedes

By AFP 16m in the past

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LONDON – Formula One staff Mercedes all however confirmed on Thursday that British world champion Lewis Hamilton would proceed to drive for them subsequent season.

A publish on the staff’s official Twitter web page shortly earlier than midnight carried the hashtag “announce” accompanied by the “coming soon” and “pen” emojis together with a quote from Hamilton expressing his need to stay with Mercedes.

The 35-year-old received a record-equalling seventh Formula One title final month, six of which have come since his change from McLaren to Mercedes in 2013.

The quote learn: “I plan to be here next year. I want to be here next year. I think we as a team have more to do together and more to achieve, both in the sport but even more outside it.”

Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s championship haul together with his seventh title and already has extra race wins, pole positions and podiums that another driver within the sport’s historical past.

After ending third at the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi final weekend, Hamilton stated he needed his future to be resolved earlier than Christmas.



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