The transfer rumor of the day? Lewis Hamilton exchanges Mercedes for Ferrari

The transfer rumor of the day? Lewis Hamilton exchanges Mercedes for Ferrari
The transfer rumor of the day? Lewis Hamilton exchanges Mercedes for Ferrari
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In football it is Transfer Deadline Day, but the transfer of the day may well come from motorsport. 7-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton (39) would exchange his Mercedes for a Ferrari.

According to the rumor mill, Lewis Hamilton will switch to Ferrari in 2025. The 39-year-old top driver is still under contract with Mercedes for two seasons, but after a year he could be released.

At Ferrari, Charles Leclerc extended his agreement last week, so Hamilton would take over Carlos Sainz’s seat in the red racing car. The Spaniard’s contract expires after this season.

There is no deal (officially) yet, but according to insiders the link between Ferrari and Hamilton should be taken seriously. A briefing with the staff is scheduled for later today at Mercedes.

Will Lewis Hamilton become Charles Leclerc’s teammate?

Lewis Hamilton has been racing for Mercedes since 2013. Whether the Briton takes a step forward is a question mark.

Last year he finished in his Mercedes ahead of the (faster) Ferraris of Sainz and Leclerc. Hamilton finished 3rd in the championship, behind the unapproachable Red Bulls. Leclerc finished 2023 as number 5, Sainz raced to 7th place in the World Championship.

Will Hamilton get more out of the Prancing Horse?

Starting grid 2024

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen (contract until the end of 2028)
  • Sergio Perez (contract until the end of 2024)

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton (contract until the end of 2025)
  • George Russell (contract until end of 2025)

Ferrari

  • Charles Leclerc (contract until the end of 2026)
  • Carlos Sainz (contract until the end of 2024)

McLaren

  • Lando Norris (contract until after 2027)
  • Oscar Piastri (contract until the end of 2026)

Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso (contract until the end of 2024)
  • Lance Stroll (unknown)

Alpine

  • Esteban Ocon (contract until the end of 2024)
  • Pierre Gasly (contract until the end of 2024, with option for an extra year)

Williams

  • Alex Albon (contract until the end of 2024)
  • Logan Sargeant (contract until end of 2024)

AlphaTauri

  • Daniel Ricciardo (contract until the end of 2024)
  • Yuki Tsunoda (contract until the end of 2024)

Sauber

  • Valtteri Bottas (contract until the end of 2024)
  • Zhou Guanyu (contract until the end of 2024)

Hare

  • Kevin Magnussen (contract until the end of 2024)
  • Nico Hulkenberg (contract until the end of 2024)

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