On Thursday, 31 August, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team announced that Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will stay with the team for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.
This announcement came after months of speculation about Lewis's next move. Was retirement on the cards or a move to another team? Instead, he has signed with Mercedes for an extra two seasons.
The Russell/Hamilton duo has been together since the start of the 2022 season and have seen the ups and downs of Formula 1 play out in front of them.
Both drivers are looking to return to the previous Mercedes winning ways and signing these contract extensions signals they are sticking with the team for the foreseeable future.
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Lewis has been with the Mercedes Formula 1 team since 2013; during their relationship, he has won six World Drivers' Championships, had 82 race wins and 78 pole positions and has broken numerous records and achieved many accolades.
George joined the team in 2017, as an 18-year-old in the Junior driver programme and spent the 2019 to 2021 seasons at Williams Racing before joining Lewis in 2022. George claimed the first win of his F1 career at the 2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
To read the official statement from the team and hear what Lewis, George and Toto had to say about the news here on the Mercedes Petronas F1 Team's website.
Writer @F1 Journal