Mercedes showed off its new single-seater car on Tuesday, and the Englishman Lewis Hamilton will set off for Bahrain on March 28 to seek the eighth record of the Formula One world championship.
“In the past, my main goal was to win the championship. […] Hamilton said in this year’s car launch video that this year is about promoting diversity and ensuring action.
The 36-year-old driver explained the duration of the new one-year contract he signed in early February: “I am in a privileged position, where I have achieved most of the goals I want to achieve. Therefore, there is really no need for it. Plan too long for the future, […] I just want one year.”
Hamilton said: “Then we can discuss the possibility of doing more.” Hamilton may compete under the new regulations in 2022, which will bring a small revolution and more sports fairness.
While waiting for this major change, most development activities are frozen in 2021, so the Mercedes single-seater is very similar to last year, except for new regulations related to aerodynamics, just like its competitors.
Hamilton has won the world championship seven times and won the championship together with German Michael Schumacher. Hamilton will be a teammate of Finland’s Valtteri Bottas for the fifth consecutive year.