F1: Lewis Hamilton DUMPS Mercedes to join Ferrari in shock move

Lewis Hamilton is set to leave Mercedes at the end of the 2024 F1 season | Credit: IMAGO

F1: Lewis Hamilton DUMPS Mercedes to join Ferrari in shock move

David Ben 13:18 - 01.02.2024

In shocking turn of events, Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of the 2024 season.

In a stunning turn of events, Formula 1 icon Lewis Hamilton is reportedly set to bid farewell to his long-standing partnership with Mercedes and embark on a new chapter with Ferrari for the 2025 season. 

The seven-time world champion, widely considered as the most successful driver in F1 history with 103 wins and 104 pole positions, signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes, expiring at the end of 2025. 

However, reports say Hamilton will cut this tenure short, spending only one more season with the Mercedes team.

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Lewis Hamilton | Credit: IMAGO

Lewis Hamilton to replace Carlos Sainz at Ferrari

Sky Sports News reports Hamilton's move to Ferrari comes as a replacement for Carlos Sainz.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton | Credit: IMAGO

This surprising decision adds a fresh dynamic to the Formula 1 landscape, positioning Charles Leclerc as Hamilton's teammate at Ferrari from the 2025 season onwards. 

Leclerc, who recently inked a new contract with Ferrari, will share the grid with the legendary British driver.

As the 2024 F1 season kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix from February 28 to March 2, Hamilton's switch to Ferrari has sparked anticipation and speculation ahead of the upcoming races. 

Despite the reported departure of a key figure from Mercedes, the team's 2024 challenger is set to be unveiled on February 14, marking the beginning of a new era for both Hamilton and Mercedes.

However, the news of Hamilton's move is yet to be officially confirmed by Mercedes or Ferrari.