The numbers behind Lewis Hamilton’s new Mercedes contract

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Lewis Hamilton is set to become the best-paid sportsperson in British history after signing a two-year contract extension.

Hamilton’s new deal is worth up to £40million-a-year, and ensures he will remain at Mercedes until the end of 2020.

What Lewis Hamilton will earn (PA Graphics)

£1,900,000 – how much Hamilton will earn per RACE based on a 21-grand prix calendar.

£3,300,000 – Hamilton is due to pocket more than £3m every MONTH.

£769,230 – The Englishman will earn close to three-quarters-of-a-million pounds every WEEK.

£109,589 – He will also take home in excess of £100,000 a DAY.

£4,566; Hamilton’s earnings per HOUR and £76.10; his earnings per MINUTE.

Hamilton could also buy:

1,600 A-Class Mercedes

998,751 Mercedes F1 baseball caps

@mercedesamg I want this car!!!!! #maybach6

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