Lewis Hamilton has his say on the F1 Mercedes in the future
Petronas, the Malaysian oil company is set to remain long-term title sponsors and technical partners of the Mercedes Formula One team after they announced a contract extension till 2026, the company said on Wednesday.
Moreover, Mercedes has won its previous eight constructors titles and have been with Petronas since they returned back to Formula 1 with their own team back in 2010.
British racer and seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton and his fellow mate George Russell are yet to seal a race after 16 rounds of this season.
“Today we are doing something a little bit unusual, announcing a partnership that will begin in four years’ time,” said Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.
“This sends an important message: our team and Petronas are no longer just partners, we are family, and we will be one team for many more years to come.” added the Wolff.
All three Wolff, Hamilton and Russell were in Kuala Lumpur before travelling jetting off to Singapore for this weekend’s grand prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
“I feel like this has been a year of growth. And I think it’s been empowering to have an experience like this,” Hamilton told the reporters.
“There’s people on our team that have joined, for example, in the seven or eight years of dominance that we had and have only known winning. And so, this has been a good experience for all of us.” concluded the Britisher.