Hamilton to ditch Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025

Lewis Hamilton may be on the verge of jumping ship from Mercedes to Ferrari in 2025 according to several reports in the media on Thursday.

The seven-time Formula 1 Champion has recently inked a deal that will see him race for Mercedes in 2024 and 2025, but it seems he has an exit clause that would allow him to leave after one season.

The links between Hamilton and Ferrari are not new, but according to the report, this time they should be taken seriously.

With Charles Leclerc locked in with Ferrari for 2026 and beyond, while Carlos Sainz’s fate with the Scuderia up in the air, it seems the House of Maranello are targeting a Hamilton/Leclerc lineup in 2025.

BBC sport have also reported that they have “verified the fact that it [Hamilton joining Ferrari] is a serious possibility. An announcement could come as early as Thursday.”

Ferrari have previously revealed that they held talks with Hamilton, but there was no outcome at the time, so could this be the real deal?

Hamilton joined Mercedes in 2013 and won six F1 Drivers’ Title with them between 2014 and 2020. He lost out on his eighth crown in the 2021 to Max Verstappen.

Since then Mercedes have failed to deliver a competitive car for the Briton to launch another Title campaign for the elusive eighth F1 Title that will see him the record he now share with the great Michael Schumacher.

According to Sky Sports News reported the story as done-deal and even claimed that “employees in Brackley will be made aware of the news today before an announcement”.

Sky Sports has just reported that employees at Mercedes have been informed the Hamilton will be leaving the team at the end of 2024.

Here is our take on the potential Hamilton move:

Report in progress…