According to media reports, Formula 1 record world champion Lewis Hamilton (39) is reportedly about to make a sensational move from Mercedes to Ferrari in 2025. This was reported, among others, by the English specialist magazine “Autosport”. A decision on Hamilton's future in Formula 1 is expected shortly.
It is not yet clear whether a contract has already been signed, the magazine reported. However, the negotiations are said to be at an advanced stage and could be completed by the end of this week. Mercedes and Ferrari did not want to comment on this when asked by the German Press Agency.
According to the BBC, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has announced a meeting with the workforce for this Thursday at 3 p.m. German time. This is supposedly about saying goodbye to Hamilton.
Just last August, Mercedes extended the contracts with the two Brits Hamilton and teammate George Russell until the end of 2025. From 2026, new engine regulations will apply in the premier class of motorsport.
Since Hamilton's defeat on the last lap in the 2021 season finale, Max Verstappen has dominated Formula 1 with Red Bull. Hamilton, with the Silver Arrows since 2013, and Mercedes only drive in their shadow.
There have been repeated speculations about Hamilton's possible move to Ferrari in recent years. If the case actually occurs, Hamilton would drive alongside Monegasque Charles Leclerc from 2025, who had only signed a long-term contract at the beginning of the year. The current second Ferrari driver is Carlos Sainz from Spain.