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Lewis Hamilton delighted after signing new contract with Mercedes

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Lewis Hamilton has signed a new three-year deal at Mercedes which will see him remain at the team until the end of the 2018 season.

Talks between the reigning World Champion and Mercedes had been ongoing for a number of months over a new contract, with his previous deal expiring at the end of the 2015 campaign.

But the Briton has finally put pen to paper with Mercedes, with the 30-year-old saying he and the team share the same ambitions and success for the future.

"Mercedes is my home and I couldn’t be happier to be staying here for another three years," Hamilton told reporters.

"This is a company filled with real passionate racers, from the boardroom to the factory floor, and an incredible hunger to win.

Hamilton hungry for more success

"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."

Hamilton joined Mercedes in 2013 after spending the majority of his career at McLaren. He has won 13 races with Mercedes and secured his second World Championship last year ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton currently has a 20-point advantage over Rosberg heading into this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

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