Mercedes-AMG F1 Team has announced the signing of Lewis Hamilton for the 2021 Formula 1 season.
The new contract includes a “joint commitment to launch a foundation for improving all aspects of diversity in motorsport,” reads the statement.
“We’re very happy to keep the most successful F1 driver of the current era in the most successful F1 team of the current era,” said Markus Schafer, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.
“Lewis is not only an incredibly talented driver; he also works very hard for his achievements and is extremely hungry. He shares his passion for performance with the entire team which is why this collaboration has become so successful.
“But Lewis is also a warm-hearted personality who cares deeply about the world around him and wants to make an impact. As a company, we share this sense of responsibility and are proud to launch a new, joint foundation to improve diversity in Formula One.
Opening the series to unrepresented groups will be important for the sport’s development in the future and we’re determined to make an impactMarkus Schafer – Concludes
The announcement comes after months of uncertainty from the Formula 1 community about the relationship between Lewis and Mercedes.