Two time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton signs a record £100 Million deal with Mercedes, the highest in British sport history. The deal is part of the renewal terms of his contract after his current contract expires with the German giant carmaker.
Mirror,UK reports that the twice Formula One champion is expected to earn about 30 million pounds plus bonuses per year up to three years. The German carmaker has confirmed the contract renewal in the company’s official tweet.
— MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) May 20, 2015
After the deal was announced in Monaco, Hamilton shared his affiliation with Mercedes, describing the German carmaker as his ‘home’ and that he would not be going anywhere.
“Mercedes is my home and I couldn’t be happier to be staying here for another three years,”
“This is a company filled with real passionate racers, from the boardroom to the factory floor, and an incredible hunger to win.”
“Even after the success of last year, that hunger is greater than ever – and it’s the same for me, too.”
“The Mercedes car I am driving right now is the best I have ever had in my career; it’s just so much fun to be out there every weekend, on the limit and fighting to win at every track.”
“Mercedes-Benz began supporting me in 1998 so I am very proud that this contract means I will mark 20 years with Mercedes in 2018.”