Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes finally agree terms on a new contract.
Hamilton Has Signed a one-year deal announced for the 2021 season.
The new agreement includes joint commitment for greater diversity and inclusion
Hamilton, who turned 36 in January, has previously signed agreements of at least two years in F1.
Hamilton launched his own commission to look into the reasons for under-representation for those from minority backgrounds in motorsport last year, while Mercedes have pledged to improve the diversity of their own team.
“I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes team-mates,” said Hamilton, who joined the Brackley team in 2013 and has won six of the past seven F1 world titles to rewrite the sport’s record books.
Another potential long-term Mercedes target, Max Verstappen, is on a deal to 2023 at Red Bull.
F1 will undergo a significant rules overhaul in 2022, when technical regulations are being changed aimed at closing the field. Mercedes have won a record seven drivers’ and constructors’ championship doubles in succession.