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Lewis Hamilton Inks a New Contract: It’s Officially Game On for the 2021 Formula One Season

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The 7-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton signed what we’ve all been waiting for: another year with Mercedes! Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One announced Monday that Hamilton would be back in the driver’s seat for this upcoming 2021 season, and here at TIBCO, we couldn’t be more excited.

In response to the announcement, Hamilton stated, “Our team has achieved incredible things together, and we look forward to building on our success even further, while continuously looking to improve, both on and off the track.”

After several months of back and forth between Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas, the news comes to expectant fans about the finer details of his contract. With the announcement, the Team shared exciting hints about a new foundation, spearheaded by the winning Silver Arrow: 

“A significant part of the new agreement builds upon the joint commitment to greater diversity and inclusion in motorsport that was made last year by Lewis and Mercedes. This will take the form of a joint charitable foundation, which will have the mission of supporting greater diversity and inclusion in all its forms in motorsport.” 

Read on to learn about this season and predictions as we continue another exciting year of partnership here at TIBCO. 

Hamilton Slated for 8th World Drivers’ Championship

Since 2013, Hamilton has won six Drivers’ Championships and 74 F1 races with the Team. In 2020, Hamilton broke several F1 records, most notably the title of the most races won in Formula One, beating out Michael Schumacher’s 91-win record. The UK native also boasts the most wins with one constructor (Mercedes-AMG Petronas), the most consecutive point finishes, and the most podium finishes.

In 2020, Hamilton was knighted, one of four F1 drivers. Toto Wolff, Team Principal, and CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team, stated, “Lewis is one of the very greatest racing drivers of all time and the most successful British sportsperson of his era.”

Another Year of Hamilton’s Domination

Hamilton plans to get back behind the wheel for preseason training just two weeks before the opening race. The 2021 Formula One season kicks off in Bahrain for the Gulf Air Grand Prix—since the original opener, Australia, was moved to November due to COVID restrictions.

Tune in March 2 to see the unveiling of the Team’s 2021 car and March 26-28th for the 2021 season launch, but be prepared for more calendar shuffles as the year progresses. 

A Victorious Partnership with TIBCO

So how do Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas power all these wins? With real-time data insights, racing digital twins, and predictive analytics made possible by TIBCO. These competitive solutions aren’t just for Formula One; you can use these same insights to power your own digital transformation. Just ask us how!

So how do Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas power all these wins? With real-time data insights, racing digital twins, and predictive analytics made possible by TIBCO.
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For the latest information on Mercedes-AMG Petronas, keep up to date here, where you can learn how the Team uses data as its competitive advantage to fuel victory on and off the track. And follow along on all the excitement with TIBCO on our LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts with the hashtag #TIBCOfast.  

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