Lewis Hamilton to join Ferrari: Mercedes confirm seven-time F1 world champion activated release clause to leave team

Lewis Hamilton will be leaving Mercedes at the end of the 2024 season after 11 years to join Ferrari, where he will partner Charles Leclerc in a blockbuster line-up; Hamilton has signed ‘multi-year deal’ with Ferrari; watch every F1 race in 2024 live on Sky Sports F1

Sky F1’s Martin Brundle believes Lewis Hamilton might have become dissatisfied at Mercedes and could be seeking a new challenge at Ferrari.

Mercedes have revealed Lewis Hamilton activated a release clause to leave the team to move to Ferrari for the 2025 F1 season.

Ferrari confirmed on Thursday evening that seven-time world champion Hamilton has joined the team on a multi-year deal from next season.

“The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and Lewis Hamilton will part ways at the end of the 2024 season,” read a Mercedes statement.

“Lewis has activated a release option in the contract announced last August and this season will therefore be his last driving for the Silver Arrows.”

Hamilton added: “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.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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