Lewis Hamilton is heading to Ferrari for the 2025 racing season!
Reports had been circulating the Formula One star might be leaving his long-time team, Mercedes, and now it’s officially been confirmed.
The seven-time world champion said in a statement to Sky News that he was “so proud” of his partnership with the team and all they have achieved together.
“Mercedes has been a part of my life since I was 13 years old. It’s a place where I have grown up so making the decision to leave was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. But the time is right for me to take this step and I’m excited to be taking on a new challenge.”
Lewis won six out of seven titles with Mercedes between 2014 and 2020.
He added, “I will forever be grateful for the incredible support of my Mercedes family, especially Toto (Wolff) for his friendship and leadership and I want to finish on a high together. I am 100% committed to delivering the best performance I can this season and making my last year with Silver Arrows one to remember.”
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Toto, the Mercedes Team Principal said “Lewis will always be an important part of motorsport history,” adding that he was aware their partnership would eventually come to an end.
“We accept Lewis’ decision to seek a fresh challenge, and our opportunities for the future are exciting to contemplate. But for now, we still have one season to go and we are focused on going racing to deliver a strong 2024.”
Both Ferrari and Mercedes confirmed the major news with statements too.
“Scuderia Ferrari is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton will be joining the team in 2025, on a multi-year contract,” the company posted on X.
Scuderia Ferrari is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton will be joining the team in 2025, on a multi-year contract. pic.twitter.com/moEMqUgzXH
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) February 1, 2024
In the statement from Mercedes, the team explained how Lewis is able to leave the team after signing a 2-year-deal just last year:
“Lewis has activated a release option in the contract announced last August and this season will therefore be his last driving for the Silver Arrows.”
(Feature Image Credit: Lewis Hamilton photo by Cristiano Barni/Shutterstock.com)
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