Hamilton's Mercedes career so far in under three minutes!

08-02-2021 19:09

Lewis Hamilton has finally signed a new deal with Mercedes and will race for them in 2021. Here's a quick video recapping here's time with the Silver Arrows or if you prefer reading we've got a full article!

2012 & 2013

Lewis Hamilton confirmed he would be joining Mercedes midway through the 2012 season, replacing the retiring Michael Schumacher. He was reunited with his karting pal Nico Rosberg, setting in motion one of the most dramatic rivalries in F1 history. The switch was actually met with surprise with  many people seeing the move as a gamble. Oh how wrong they were…

However, if his first season was anything to go they were right. Despite winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes were a class below the dominant Red Bulls in a season which saw Sebastian Vettel claim 13 wins and a fourth Drivers’ Championship.


The following season was a different story. The dawn of the turbo hybrid era saw Mercedes prove their doubters wrong and were utterly dominant. Hamilton won 11 of 19 races, sealing the title at the final race in Abu Dhabi.


2015 was more of the same as Mercedes showed they weren’t a one season wonder. Hamilton and Rosberg exchanged wins through out the season but it was the Brit who got the better of his rival, sealing an iconic win at the British Grand Prix, and winning the title with three races to go!


If 2014 and 15 were simmering nicely, 2016 hit boiling point. Hamilton and Rosberg’s dual for the title was one that would become one of the most memorable in history. The friends became enemies as they clashed several times, but it was Rosberg who would win the title retiring from the sport after his first and only championship.

2017 & 2018

2017 and 2018 saw Hamilton joust with Sebastian Vettel for the title. The now Ferrari driver actually led at crucial stages of the season. However, both years saw big turning points, in 2017 Vettel’s opening lap crash with Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen gifted Hamilton an unexpected win and in 2018 the Ferrari man crashed out of the lead of German Grand Prix, whilst Hamilton took arguably his greatest win storming through from 14th. He’d claim the title both years at the Mexican Grand Prix


2019 Hamilton took an emphatic win. His main rival and teammate Valtteri Bottas fell 87 points short of Hamilton’s 413 points. Despite not being the dominant force in qualifying he was truly brilliant when it came to a Sunday and that’s ultimately what matters. The highlight was an emotional and dramatic win in Monaco following the passing of Niki Lauda.


2020, the year Hamilton moved level with Michael Schumacher. Hamilton secured his seventh Driver’s Championship with a masterful display at the Turkish Grand Prix. He missed the Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for coronavirus, replaced by George Russell but he returned to finish third in the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

And that’s where we are now, Hamilton has finally signed a new deal after lengthy post-season negotiations. What do you think the future will hold? Let us know in the comments below and subscribe to the GP Blog YouTube channel to stay up to date with our latest video content.