Formula 1 has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will be leaving Mercedes at the end of 2024 and joining Ferrari on a multi-year contract starting in 2025. This confirmation followed a series of rumors regarding Hamilton’s potential move.
Mercedes officially announced the departure of Hamilton, stating that they and the seven-time world champion would part ways at the conclusion of the 2024 season. Shortly after, Ferrari made an official announcement about Hamilton’s signing for the 2025 season and beyond.
Hamilton expressed gratitude for his 11-year journey with Mercedes, acknowledging the team’s role in his growth since the age of 13. He described the decision to leave as one of the most challenging he has ever made but emphasized that the time is right for a new challenge.
The move to Ferrari marks a significant shift in Hamilton’s career, and he expressed excitement about taking on this new challenge. He affirmed his commitment to delivering the best performance in his final year with Mercedes and expressed gratitude for the support of his Mercedes family.
This move adds a new chapter to Hamilton’s illustrious career, and his partnership with Ferrari is expected to be closely watched by motorsport enthusiasts around the world.