The news is reported by Sky Sports, which guarantees that the British driver will sign a contract with the Italian constructor at the end of the upcoming season.
The world of Formula 1 is preparing for a surprising transfer: seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of the current season and compete for Ferrari from 2025, according to reports Sky Sports.
Hamilton is contractually linked to Mercedes until the end of 2025, however, it seems that he will head to Ferrari at the end of next season.
At Ferrari, the British driver will replace Spaniard Carlos Sainz. Last week, Charles Leclerc signed a new contract with the Transalpine constructor, which means he will be Lewis Hamilton’s teammate next year.
Hamilton is the driver in the history of the competition with the most victories (103) and pole positions (104), but has not won a race since December 2021. His history with Mercedes began in 2013, when he moved from McLaren, for who won his first title in 2008.
Since the Briton began his career in Formula 1 in 2007, he has been associated with Ferrari on several occasions. Last year, rumors intensified, but Frederic Vasseur, team principal at the Italian constructor, assured that Ferrari had never offered Hamilton a contract.
“I wonder what it would be like to be in red”
In May 2023, he told ESPN that he “would be lying” if he said he never thought about ending his career with another team:
“I started at McLaren, I like to think that I will always be part of the McLaren family, I started working there when I was 13, so I thought about what it would be like if one day I was at McLaren.”
In the same interview he revealed that he already imagined himself racing for the ‘Scuderia’:
“I thought and saw the Ferrari drivers on the track screens and of course I wonder what it would be like to be in red… But then I go to my team, Mercedes, and this is my home. I’m happy where I am. “
The next Formula 1 season starts this month, on the 29th, with the Bahrain Grand Prix and ends on December 8th, in Abu Dhabi.