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Lewis Hamilton to leave Mercedes and join Ferrari


February 2, 2024

In Formula 1, Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes and join Ferrari for the 2025 season.

In a statement on X, formerly Twitter, Mercedes said that Hamilton, who was contracted with the team until the end of 2025, “has activated a release option in the contract announced last year.”

Ferrari, meanwhile, announced that the British driver would be joining the team on a “multi-year contract.”

The 39-year-old, who shares the record for the most F1 world titles with Michael Schumacher, joined Mercedes in 2013 after starting his career with McLaren in 2007.

He is set to partner Charles Leclerc in 2025, leaving Spaniard Carlos Sainz facing his last year as a Ferrari driver.