In what is being perceived as more shocking than surprising, Lewis Hamilton is severing his ties with Mercedes and will be racing for Ferrari in the 2025 Formula 1 season. The news of his departure from Mercedes is all over the media. The 7-time champion is set to replace Carlos Sainz at Ferrari.
The surprising move by Lewis Hamilton is set to end an eventful era at his present team which he dominated since he arrived in 2013 making the move from McLaren. During his time at the Silver Arrows, Lewis Hamilton picked up an astounding 6 FI championships. It cemented his standing as among the greatest in the sport. He has an impressive 103 victories under his belt along with 104 pole positions.
But the post-COVID period has not been very kind to Lewis Hamilton. He has not won any FI race since December 2021 and agreed to an extension for two years last year in the summer, as did George Russell, who will extend his contract till end-2025.
Lewis Hamilton’s Exit From Mercedes Was Surprising For Many
Many of Lewis Hamilton’s associates are shocked as his association with Mercedes had deep roots and both of them were involved in a series of assignments as a team. The British driver says that the new car will take on Red Bull next season. But getting there would not be a cakewalk, he acknowledged.
It now appears that Hamilton will call down the curtains to his illustrious career at Ferrari along with Leclerc. The latter too signed a contract with the team in what is believed to be a long-standing deal. The exit of Lewis Hamilton will lead to a reshuffle in the Formula 1 team for 2025. If he does finally move, Sainz will also be without any team and will surely be targeted by other leading teams.