All reliable journalists and media have confirmed what we wrote about this morning — Hamilton has agreed all terms with Ferrari and will become their driver from 2025. The seven-time Formula 1 champion comes to Maranello to replace Carlos Sainz, whose contract with the ‘red’ expires at the end of this year.
Ferrari and Hamilton have been ‘flirting’ for some time now – until now it was all in the realm of ‘fantasy’, but it seems that the ‘red’ from Maranello will make their fantasy come true. All reliable journalists and media reported, and their internal sources confirmed, the information that Lewis Hamilton will be a Ferrari driver from 2025!
There is no official confirmation yet, but it should come soon (according to the British BBC, it could happen as early as this afternoon, when Mercedes called a meeting of the entire team, to probably announce that Hamilton is leaving the team).
“There is still no official confirmation, but the information that Hamilton is moving to Ferrari is correct. He will replace Sainz in 2025 and form a partnership with Leclerc. Huge move,” wrote reliable F1 insider Chris Medland.
The same information was confirmed by British SkyF1, and supposedly Ferrari is working to resolve the issue of the driver line-up for 2025 before the start of the 2024 F1 season, and they are working hurriedly to finalize the agreement with Hamilton.
However, in that same contract between Hamilton and the Brackley team, there is a clause that allows him to leave the team at the end of 2024. If he goes to Ferrari, Hamilton will step in for Carlos Sainz and partner Charles Leclerc, who signed a new long-term contract last week with Scuderia.
At the same time, journalist Will Buxton wrote on his X account:
“I hear the big news is coming at the end of the week.” If it’s what I think, it’s going to be huge.”
It remains to be seen whether Hamilton’s transfer to Ferrari will turn out to be a reality, or another dose of baseless speculation by the Italian media. Last year, before the Briton re-signed for Mercedes, he was also rumored to be close to a move to the most successful team in Formula 1 history.