Revealed: Ferrari set to make Hamilton highest-paid F1 driver ever

Lewis Hamilton to join Ferrari next season. (Photo Credit: Giuliano Duchessa/X)

Revealed: Ferrari set to make Hamilton highest-paid F1 driver ever

Izuchukwu Akawor 04:48 - 04.02.2024

Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton will swap Mercedes for Ferrari from next year.

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton could become the highest-paid driver ever in the sport’s history after putting pen to paper with giants Ferrari.

Pulse Sports Nigeria can report that Hamilton is expected to swap Mercedes for Ferrari after an agreement was reached between both parties earlier last week.

Hamilton and Ferrari

As reported by Pulse Sports, Hamilton decided to dump his current side Mercedes for Ferrari, putting an end to a long-term relationship with the former in F1. 

The seven-time world champion had signed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes which expires at the end of 2025. 

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes superstar.

The F1 icon, however, is now expected to cut this tenure short, spending only one more season with the Mercedes team.

Hamilton's sensational move to Ferrari will see the superstar come in as a replacement for Carlos Sainz.

Lewis Hamilton and his pet pup Roscoe | Credit: Instagram(@lewishamilton)

Hamilton’s paycheque 

Following the transfer to Ferrari, Hamilton, widely regarded as the most successful driver in F1 history with 103 wins and 104 pole positions, is set for a financial windfall. 

According to a post from Vincenzo Landino, he could become Formula One's highest-paid driver ever by earning over $100 million per year with Ferrari.

Hamilton could make a fortune with Ferrari. (Photo Credit: Denver Broncos/X)

The deal would surpass current top earner Max Verstappen, who earns $70 million annually at Red Bull. 

Ferrari chairman John Elkann is also said to be committed to supporting Hamilton's diversity and inclusion initiatives in the team. 

The tantalising prospect of Hamilton in Ferrari colours continues to gather momentum as the seven-time world champion weighs up his future beyond Mercedes.

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