BREAKING NEWS: Lewis Hamilton FINALLY signs new deal with Mercedes as seven-time world champion opts to compromise on his demands for a £40m-a-year, three-year contract by signing for a season
- Lewis Hamilton has come to an agreement with Mercedes to sign a new deal
- The seven-time world champion had been holding out for £40million-a-year
- A lack of alternative seats and the current climate has seen him relax demands
Sir Lewis Hamilton has signed a new deal to race for an eighth world title at Mercedes.
After months of deliberation and delay, the news was confirmed by the all-conquering team on Monday morning.
It is believed that Hamilton, 36, was compelled to compromise on his original pay demands of £40million a year given the financial climate and his lack of alternative seats.
He will partner Finn Valtteri Bottas in the black-livered Mercedes again this year.
Hamilton is chasing the eighth championship success, and seventh with his current team, that would put him ahead of every other driver in history, including Michael Schumacher, the Ferrari legend who won seven titles in the Nineties and early years of this century.
Hamilton is currently training in America for the new season, which is due to start in Bahrain on March 28.
The Brit, who was knighted in the latest New Year Honours, spent Sunday night watching his friend Tom Brady win a seventh Super Bowl title. ‘Welcome to No 7;’ Hamilton told the legendary quarterback.
More to follow.
British superstar Hamilton made history last year but a new deal proved difficult to agree