The great signings of the last decade in Formula 1 are coming to an end. In the early hours of this Thursday, February 1, the famous British television medium “Sky Sports” published on all its social networks the announcement that Lewis Hamilton will be the new driver of Ferrari starting from the 2025 season of the main motor sport category. .
It is not yet clear if the British driver has signed a contract with the Maranello team. However, according to British sources, the negotiations between the two parties are advanced and may end next week.
Likewise, Hamilton’s signing for Scuderia Ferrari removes Carlos Sainz from his seat for the upcoming Formula 1 campaign in 2025. The “Prancing Horse” delegation did not renew the contract of the 29-year-old Spanish driver, with several exit options starting with the next campaign.
Lewis Hamilton and his transformation
Last season, “LH44” renewed its contract with the Mercedes team for the next two years (2024, 2025); however, everything indicates that the seven-time world champion driver has an exit clause, which he can activate to not stay with the German team until 2025.
Fred Vasseur, head of the Ferrari team and boss of Lewis Hamilton in F3 and GP2 in 2005 and 2006, and John Elkann, president of Ferrari, are close friends of Lewis Hamilton and have already tried to make one of the greatest movements. all the time, but the Briton refused because he claimed that Mercedes had given him a car that would bring him closer to the championship.
Lewis signed for the Mercedes team in the last 2013 campaign in Formula 1. The 39-year-old Briton managed to dominate the premier category of motor sport for several years, being a six-time world champion with 82 victories and two runners-up in the world in 2016 and 2021.
Early indications from the Mercedes wind tunnel suggest that the new W15 is a good step forward for the team, while the German manufacturer recently clarified that team boss Toto Wolff and technical director James Allison extended their long-term contracts.