Wed. Feb 28th, 2024
Breaking: Lewis Hamilton's Shocking Move to Ferrari Sends F1 World Into Frenzy!

Lewis Hamilton Nears Sensational Move to Ferrari in 2025, Sources Confirm

Speculations are rife as Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, edges closer to an astonishing switch from Mercedes to Ferrari in 2025, according to credible sources familiar with the matter, as reported by ESPN.

Hamilton, renowned for clinching the most F1 wins in history, reportedly inked a presumed two-year contract extension with Mercedes last year. However, recent developments suggest that the second year of the contract may have been contingent upon certain options.

Both Mercedes and Ferrari declined to offer official comments on the matter when approached by ESPN.

Although not officially confirmed, sources close to the situation revealed to ESPN that the deal is on the verge of being finalized. The move would see Hamilton stepping into the shoes of Spanish driver Carlos Sainz at Ferrari.

Ferrari, a dominant force in F1 history, has not secured a drivers’ title since Kimi Raikkonen’s triumph in 2007. Hamilton’s potential move to Ferrari presents an opportunity to end the team’s championship drought and establish himself as the most decorated champion in F1 history, surpassing the legendary Michael Schumacher.

If Hamilton secures the championship with Ferrari, he will become the first driver since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957 to clinch titles with three different teams.

Despite frequent speculations throughout his career, Hamilton seemed poised to conclude his career with Mercedes. However, recent negotiations suggest a significant turn of events.

Sources suggest that Ferrari’s chairman, John Elkann, is resolute on securing a high-profile signing for the team. Elkann has long admired Hamilton’s talent and achievements.

Ferrari’s team principal, Frederic Vasseur, who worked closely with Hamilton during his junior career, played a pivotal role in facilitating the negotiations. Vasseur guided Hamilton to a GP2 title in 2006 while at the ART team.

Meanwhile, the potential departure of Hamilton from Mercedes leaves a substantial vacuum at the team, where he enjoyed immense success since joining in 2013. Hamilton played a pivotal role in Mercedes’ unprecedented run of eight constructors’ championships between 2014 and 2021.

The development also reshapes the driver market landscape, with Carlos Sainz likely to be affected by the impending changes. Sainz, initially speculated to join Audi’s F1 project in 2026, could find himself without a drive one year earlier. His future prospects include a potential return to Red Bull or a move to Mercedes to fill the void left by Hamilton.

By Bhaskar D

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