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Lewis Hamilton had regularly stated that he would end his career at Mercedes, whose colors he has worn since the start of the 2013 season, having taken over from Michael Schumacher. Ultimately, this will not be the case, given his decision to commit to Ferrari in 2025.
“One of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make”
This resounding transfer marks a break in the career of the Briton, who has always raced with a Mercedes engine behind his back. After his title at McLaren in 2008, he won 6 additional crowns within the star team between 2014 and 2020, only the 2016 title escaping him in favor of his teammate Nico Rosberg.
Obviously, this is the perspective of a record eighth world title which pushes Lewis Hamilton to take up the Ferrari challenge, the Scuderia for its part aiming to end a 15-year drought in terms of world titles, the last dating back to 2008. The No. 44 gave his point of view on the subject of this transfer through a press release published by the Mercedes team.
Lewis Hamilton :
“I have had 11 extraordinary years with this team and I am very proud of what we have accomplished together. Mercedes has been part of my life since I was 13. It’s a place I grew up, so making the decision to leave was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. But the time has come for me to take this step and I am excited to take on a new challenge. I will be forever grateful for the incredible support of my Mercedes family, especially Toto for his friendship and leadership, and I want to finish strong together. I am 100% committed to delivering the best possible performance this season and making my final year with the Silver Arrows a season to remember.”
Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team and Lewis Hamilton will part ways at the end of the 2024 season. Lewis has activated a release option in the contract announced last year.
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) February 1, 2024
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To sum up
Still chasing a record eighth world title, Lewis Hamilton has decided to leave Mercedes at the end of this year to take on a new challenge in 2025 with Ferrari. Find out the Briton’s reaction to this.
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