Lewis Hamilton Joins Ferrari for 2025

Lewis Hamilton Joins Ferrari for 2025

Surprising information introduced this morning as Lewis Hamilton might be becoming a member of Ferrari for the 2025 System 1 season.

Many followers of the assist are stunned to see this transfer, nonetheless, there have been indicators for some time displaying that this transfer could occur. However what does this imply for the remainder of the grid shifting ahead? 

Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari

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Lewis Hamilton has been at Mercedes for over 10 years, racing alongside the likes of Rosberg, Bottas and most just lately George Russel. He has received quite a few championships with the crew, cementing him as one of many greats. Sadly, his time with the crew is coming to an finish after the 2024 season with a transfer to hitch Charles Leclerc at Ferrari in the beginning of the 2025 season.

However why now? Properly.. there have been quite a few hints of this transfer over the previous couple of years. Leclerc has needed Hamilton as a teammate for a very long time and Ferrari has been pushing for an additional championship via the dominant Mercedes and Pink Bull period. Proper now, it’s unclear how lengthy Lewis will keep at Ferrari however he has mentioned he has a couple of extra years in him but.

After a few years of poor efficiency, engine failures, and technique points – maybe Lewis will help Ferrari push for an additional constructor Championship with two top-tier drivers alongside Leclerc. 

What about Sainz? 

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Carlos Sainz (at present at Ferrari) has been rumoured to be becoming a member of Audi once they be part of the grid in 2026 – maybe he’s seeking to take a yr out or just be part of Mercedes for that interim interval alongside Russel. The pair are recognized to be good pals so this alteration would make sense. 

We additionally obtained information this week that System 1 has declined Andretti and Cadillac’s software to hitch the grid because of a scarcity of “added worth”. Maybe they’re contemplating one other crew to hitch the grid and add 2 seats for Carlos to leap into alongside a rookie.

Sainz has proven he’s pretty much as good of a driver as Leclerc with an identical efficiency over the 2023 season, sadly, Ferrari has determined to stay with Leclerc as their poster boy… for now. 

The Remainder of the Grid

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With this alteration, we’ll doubtless see a large shake-up for the remainder of the grid. Rumours of Perez’s retirement have been circulating since his “poor” efficiency final yr compared to his teammate. 

We may even see Ricciardo take his place and the younger Kiwi Liam Lawson leap in a everlasting seat after his stellar efficiency in his few races with Alpha Tauri. 

There may be additionally loads of younger expertise prepared for his or her flip in F1 with F2 champions, third drivers and extra patiently ready to be referred to as right into a seat. To call a couple of, Jack Doohan, Oliver Bearman and Aston Martin third driver Felipe Drugovich all confirmed nice performances throughout observe periods in direction of the latter finish of final season.

Different rumoured adjustments throughout the grid embrace Sargeant, Magnusson and Alonso “anticipated” to make a departure on the finish of 2024 because of retirement – or just poor efficiency. Nevertheless, that is all rumoured. 

All we all know for now’s Lewis is off to Ferrari for his previous couple of years in F1.

Author: Patrick Thomas