Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton before the race Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
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No financial details were given in a Mercedes statement but British media reports have suggested the new deal could be worth up to 40 million pounds ($52 million) a year and was likely to make Hamilton the sport's top earner.While Hamilton had been expected to stay with the team that has won both the drivers' and constructors' titles for the past four years, there had still been some lingering doubts about his commitment to the sport.The Briton, winner of 65 Grands Prix and with a record 76 career pole positions from 218 races, said Thursday that he was still hungry for success.
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