The world of Formula 1 was shaken by the news that Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025. The British driver, in his first statement since the announcement, shared a long and emotional text, giving more details about his decision.
Hamilton expressed his deep feelings regarding the move, revealing the reasons behind this significant decision in his career. In the statement, he addressed the factors that led him to choose Ferrari, sharing insights into the decision-making process.
The seven-time champion highlighted the importance of change and the new chapter that opens in his F1 journey. The statement offers fans a unique insight into Hamilton’s emotional state in the face of this team change.
Hamilton: “They were crazy days, full of a range of emotions, but as you all already know, after an incredible eleven years with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, the time has come to start a new chapter in my life and I will join Scuderia Ferrari in 2025.”
“I feel incredibly fortunate, after achieving things with Mercedes that I could only have dreamed of as a child, I now have the opportunity to fulfill another childhood dream. Racing in the Ferrari,” he added.
“I must also share my huge thanks to the entire board of directors at Mercedes-Benz, and everyone at the company in Germany and around the world, for supporting me over the years. I am 100% committed to the work I need to do and determined to end my partnership with the team on a high note this year.”
“Thank you to all of you who have been on this journey with me, you have all lifted me up as I chased my dreams and I hope I can continue to make you proud. As always, sending you my love and positive energy,” Hamilton concluded.
News of the switch to Ferrari generated huge speculation and interest in the racing community, and Hamilton’s statement will certainly add a layer of understanding to this surprising decision.
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