Lewis Hamilton’s transfer to Ferrari continues to generate great expectation and optimism. It was previously reported that the Briton would take a pay cut at Mercedes, but according to an Italian source, his income will increase significantly, exceeding $100 million a year from 2025.
Hamilton, who will join Charles Leclerc at the Italian team, has been the subject of rumors about this move for years, and confirmation came last Thursday. According to Formu1a.uno, Ferrari president John Elkann was a key player in this process.
Elkann, known for his admiration for Hamilton, maintains a direct relationship of friendship and appreciation with the driver. The Ferrari president’s desire to bring the multiple world champion to Italy materialized after years of sporadic meetings. Frederic Vasseur, who already knew Hamilton from youth football, played an important role in making the deal happen.
In addition to his vast experience and commercial value, Hamilton is recognized for his commitment to social values, such as diversity and inclusion, initiatives that are embraced by Ferrari. Including salary, sponsors, image rights, bonuses and more, Hamilton will earn more than $100 million a year, equivalent to approximately £79.2 million, making him the highest-paid Scuderia Ferrari driver in history.
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