Date: 20th May 2015 at 2:08pm
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Lewis Hamilton has emphasised his feeling that he feels at home with Mercedes following signing a new contract with the team.

The 2014 Formula One World Champion has agreed a new contract with the team, signing a new three-year-contract.

The deal is said to be worth somewhere in the region of £60-100million over the course of the deal which will run until 2018.

The 30-year-old British driver also highlighted the point that his new contract will mean that his association with the German manufacturer will now span a 20-year-period.

Hamilton joined the McLaren driver development program in 1998 during a period when McLaren were in partnership with Mercedes.

‘Mercedes is my home and I couldn’t be happier to be staying here for another three years. This is a company filled with real passionate racers, from the board room to the factory floor, and an incredible hunger to win,’ Hamilton said in a statement following the announcement regarding his new contract.

‘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.’