Lewis Hamilton's New Mercedes Contract Is Genuinely Mindblowing
F1 World champion Lewis Hamilton has put pen to paper on a new mega deal with Mercedes that will see the 33-year old earn even more big bucks than he already does.
Already paid handsomely, the former McClaren man's new two-year contract until 2020 is £30 million a year, with a further £10 million available in bonuses. When you break it down, it's evident that the 33-year old is going to be able to afford a lot of Freddos.
Lewis Hamilton's new contract with Mercedes:- Team FA (@TeamFA) July 19, 2018
:moneybag: £4,600 a hour
:moneybag: £109,000 a day
:moneybag: £3,333,333 a month
:moneybag: £40,000,000 a year
That's £10m a year MORE than Ronaldo will earn at Juventus :flushed: pic.twitter.com/bCEaAreSiG
Lewis Hamilton has signed a new contract with Mercedes.- Coral (@Coral) July 19, 2018
Two-year deal until 2020. £40m a year.
Surprised Salford City didn't go in for him. pic.twitter.com/rdCJWczB0H
Lewis Hamilton's new contract means he's on £4500 an hour for driving fast, I drive fast and now I'm banned for 12 months, smh- Josh_blackk (@josh__blackk) July 19, 2018
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Not only will Hamilton be climbing further up the Forbes rich list and the highest-paid driver in his sport, it also means he'll be pocketing a higher yearly wage than Cristiano Ronaldo - which is pretty mental considering his recently revealed Juventus wage.
Commenting on his new deal, Hamilton said:
"It's good to put pen to paper, announce it and then get on with business as usual. I have been part of the Mercedes racing family for 20 years and I have never been happier inside a team than I am right now.
"We are on the same wavelength both on and off track - and I am looking forward to winning more in the future and shining even more light on the three-pointed star. I'm very confident that Mercedes is the right place to be over the coming years."
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