F1: Hamilton already claims an XXL victim at Ferrari

It was made official this Thursday evening, Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of this 2024 season and will then join Ferrari. Obviously, the question was to know which seat the Briton would get. And the seven-time world champion will team up with Charles Leclerc within the Scuderia. The arrival of Lewis Hamilton will therefore be fatal for Carlos Sainz Jr, who announced his future departure this Thursday evening.

In 2025, the Formula 1 starting grid will see a huge change. In fact, it was announced this Thursday evening, Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes at the end of this season and the Briton will join Ferrari. The start of a new chapter for Hamiltonwhich will pair with Charles Leclerc within the Scuderia.

It’s the end for Hamilton and Mercedes

At the end of the 2024 season, Lewis Hamilton will therefore leave Mercedes. And about this future departure, the seven-time world champion explained: “ 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 an unforgettable year. ».

Hamilton in, Sainz out chez Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton will arrive at Ferrari in 2025 and will pair with Charles Leclerc. Consequently, Carlos Sainz Jr leaves. In a press release published this Thursday evening, the Spaniard made his departure official: “ Following today’s information, the Ferrai team and I will separate at the end of the 2024 season. We still have a long season ahead of us and, as always, I will give my best for the team and for the fans throughout the world. News about my future will be announced in due course ».

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