Driver with the most victories and poles in the history of the Formula 1the British Lewis Hamilton will leave the Mercedes at the end of 2024 and will join the Ferrari from the season 2025having signed a “multi-year” contract with the Maranello.
The transfer was made official this Thursday, with announcements from both Mercedes how much of Ferrari, and what comes to light this Friday are details of the bond between the driver and the red team. Italian website information Formu1a.unoone of the first to report Lewis at Scuderia.
According to the publication, the 39-year-old Englishman should earn around 100 million dollars a year, just under 500 million reais at the current exchange rate. The value includes salaries, sponsors, image rights, bonuses, etc. It is one of the biggest contracts in the history of the maximum category.
Still according to the Italian journalistic outlet, the seven-time world champion also received the endorsement of Ferrari to continue defending racial and social causes, including with support from the team from 2025. It is speculated that the contract between the parties will be for 2 years, with the option for another 1.
In Maranellothe veteran will be a teammate of the Monegasque Charles Leclerc, who has been with the team since 2019 and could stay in the Ferrari structure until 2029, taking into account contractual clauses. Indeed, Charles had been consulted about Lewis and was ‘happy’ with the new signing, says the Formu1a.uno.
When to join Leclerc at Ferrari, Hamilton will replace Spanish Carlos Sainzwhich is speculated in Audi, which will take over Sauber/Stake from 2026, and has already been reported on by Red Bull and Aston Martin, in addition to being able to become a target of their own Silver Arrows from now on.