Hamilton Shocks F1 World, Set for Ferrari Move in 2025

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Hamilton Shocks F1 World, Set for Ferrari Move in 2025

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In a move that has sent shockwaves through Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, the sport's most successful driver, is set to leave Mercedes and join Ferrari for the 2025 season. This announcement marks the end of an era at Mercedes, a team with which Hamilton has achieved unparalleled success, including six of his seven world titles.

Hamilton's current contract with Mercedes was set to conclude at the end of 2025. However, he will leave a year early, activating a release clause in his contract. By seizing this opportunity, Ferrari has confirmed Hamilton's signing on a multi-year deal, making him Charles Leclerc's new teammate. Leclerc, who recently renewed his contract with Ferrari, will now partner with a driver who has redefined the benchmarks of success in F1.

Hamilton's record speaks for itself, with 103 wins and 104 pole positions. His achievements have placed him on par with Michael Schumacher, with both drivers holding seven world titles. Despite a recent dip in form, with no race wins since December 2021, Hamilton's move to Ferrari could signal a new chapter in his illustrious career, potentially chasing an unprecedented eighth world title.

This transition to Ferrari has been a topic of speculation for years. Hamilton, who began his F1 career with McLaren in 2007 and moved to Mercedes in 2013, has previously expressed interest in driving for Ferrari, a team synonymous with F1's history and prestige.

The implications of Hamilton's move are far-reaching. Mercedes, which has dominated the sport alongside Hamilton, must now search for a suitable replacement to fill the void left by one of the most significant drivers in F1 history. This situation presents an opportunity for drivers like George Russell to step up or for external talents to join the ranks of Mercedes.

Carlos Sainz, Hamilton's replacement at Ferrari, finds himself without a drive for 2025, adding another layer of intrigue to the F1 driver market. As teams and drivers adjust to this new landscape, the upcoming seasons of Formula 1 promise to be among the most exciting and unpredictable in recent history.

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Reference for the article: [Sky Sports](https://www.skysports.com/amp/f1/news/12433/13061245/lewis-hamilton-to-join-ferrari-for-2025-formula-1-season)



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