London, February 02, 2024, The Europe Today: In a seismic shift within the Formula One landscape, Scuderia Ferrari has officially announced that seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the most successful driver in the history of Formula One, will join the team from 2025. This announcement follows Hamilton’s decision to activate a release option in his Mercedes contract, which he signed in August.
“Scuderia Ferrari is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton will be joining the team in 2025, on a multi-year contract,” stated Ferrari in a brief but impactful statement.
Hamilton, who has secured an extraordinary 11-year journey with Mercedes, expressed gratitude in a statement released by the Silver Arrows. “I have had an amazing 11 years with this team, and I’m so proud of what we have achieved together. Mercedes has been part of my life since I was 13 years old,” he said.
The 39-year-old Briton acknowledged the difficulty of the decision, stating, “It’s a place where I have grown up, so making the decision to leave was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. But the time is right for me to take this step, and I’m excited to be taking on a new challenge.”
Hamilton affirmed his commitment to delivering exceptional performances in his final season with Mercedes and expressed his determination to make it a memorable one with the Silver Arrows.
This monumental move will see Hamilton replacing Spanish driver Carlos Sainz at Ferrari, joining forces with Charles Leclerc. The addition of the seven-time world champion to their roster marks a significant moment for Ferrari, as they aim to reclaim their position at the forefront of Formula One.
The news of Hamilton’s switch to Ferrari adds an unexpected twist to the F1 narrative and positions the Briton within the ranks of the oldest, most prestigious, and successful team in the sport. As Ferrari welcomes Hamilton, they look forward to a new era of collaboration, competition, and the pursuit of championship glory.
The 2025 season promises to be a captivating chapter in Hamilton’s storied career as he embarks on this exciting new challenge with Scuderia Ferrari.