Lewis Hamilton put an end to all the rumours and signed a new two-year deal with Mercedes on Thursday.
There were speculations about the 38-year-old leaving Marcedes as he was in the last year of his contract but now all of that has been put to bed.
The 38-year-old joined Mercedes in 2013 from McLaren and went on to win six world titles with the brand cementing his name as one of the best Formula 1's drivers. His last title win was in 2020 while his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was the runner-up.
Both parties are confident of reaching new heights as their main goal is to return to the front of the F1 grid.
“We dream every day of being the best and we have dedicated the past decade together to achieving that goal,” Hamilton said after putting pen to paper.
“Being at the top does not happen overnight or over a short period of time, it takes commitment, hard work and dedication and it’s been an honour to earn our way into the history books with this incredible team.
“I’m grateful to the team who have supported me both on and off the track. Our story isn’t finished, we are determined to achieve more together and we won’t stop until we do.”
Hamilton’s teammate George Russell also renewed his contract for the same time period on Thursday.
“I have grown up with this team ever since joining as part of the junior programme back in 2017. It’s my home and it feels fantastic to extend our special relationship through 2025,” Russell stated.
“After stepping up to the Mercedes race seat last year, I wanted to reward the trust and belief that Toto and the rest of the team placed in me. Taking my first pole position and race win last year was an unforgettable feeling.
“More importantly though, it’s been great to work with everybody at Brackley and Brixworth to make progress with our car and push forward our development. Their loyalty, vision and hard work is inspiring.
“We have made some significant steps over the last 18 months and are only getting stronger as a team. I’m excited to help continue to build on that momentum as we progress into 2024 and 2025 as we continue to focus on returning to the very front of the pack.”