And…. Finally the last seat is filled, Hamilton has signed for a seat at the dominant Mercedes team and who his been with since 2013, this comes after Mercedes team principal and CEO Toto Wolff announced he has extended his contract with them for a further 3 years.
The 7 time world champion will be aiming for his 8th world title this year hopefully beating Michael Schumacher’s 7 and making history even more, Hamilton will be setting the bench mark for the current f1 drivers and future f1 drivers, as he has now passed lots of Michael’s records and maybe one day someone might pass Hamilton’s.
Lewis has shown how talented he is in the past 13 years in Formula One, and also back in the carting days working his way up. He wanted to be the best he possibly could and make his family proud as they are the ones who helped his career including his dad working 3 jobs when he was younger to make it happen.
Last year Lewis used his platform to support BLM and have more diversity throughout the sport. He also does lots to show his fans/ social media followers what is going on in the world including what needs to be done to help with issues surrounding animals. With this link being one of them, https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8OJ1gsAei/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Lewis also got onto the Queen’s new year honour list after being backed by PM Boris Johnson and is going to be knighted and will now be Sir Lewis, he becomes the fourth F1 driver to be knighted after two fellow Britons, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart, and also Australia’s Sir Jack Brabham.
Silverstone have renamed their pit straights on the international circuit to Hamilton Straight, this comes after Lewis won his 7th world title. The British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) that owns Silverstone announced it at the Abu Dhabi Finale in December 2020. It’s the first time in Silverstone’s history that part of the circuit has been named after an individual. David Coulthard was the one to tell the 35 year old, with Coulthard saying “Lewis has become a huge part of this history and the directors of the Club and I felt there was no better way to mark this than to rename the iconic pits straight in recognition of his record-breaking achievements.”
I’m interested in seeing how this season plays out for him as it is the longest season ever in F1 and personally I want to see him win his 8th world championship and possibly his 9th to and make history once again.