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F1 icon Lewis Hamilton to leave Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025

Hamilton ends 11-year stint with Mercedes, embraces Ferrari challenge

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In a move that has sent shockwaves through the Formula 1 community, Lewis Hamilton, one of the sport's most iconic figures, is set to depart from Mercedes-AMG and join forces with Scuderia Ferrari starting from the 2025 season.

As reported by News 18, after weeks of speculation, both Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team and Ferrari have officially confirmed the historic transition. Mercedes announced, "Lewis Hamilton will part ways at the end of the 2024 season," citing his activation of a release option in his contract. The statement marks the end of an illustrious 11-year tenure for the British racing star with the Silver Arrows.

In response, Ferrari released a succinct statement welcoming Hamilton to their ranks for the 2025 season under a multi-year contract. Hamilton's move marks a significant shift in the landscape of Formula 1, as he leaves behind a legacy of success with Mercedes.

Since joining Mercedes in 2013, Hamilton has secured six of his seven world titles, contributing to his remarkable career achievements. Despite reaffirming his commitment to Mercedes just last summer through 2025, Hamilton's decision to join Ferrari reflects his eagerness for new challenges.

In a heartfelt statement, Hamilton expressed the difficulty of his decision, acknowledging the profound impact Mercedes has had on his life and career. He described the departure as one of the toughest choices he's ever made but emphasized his excitement for the upcoming challenge at Ferrari.

Mercedes Team Principal and CEO, Toto Wolff, commended Hamilton for their unprecedented success together and expressed optimism for the future despite the impending departure. Both parties remain focused on delivering a strong performance for the remainder of the 2024 season.

Hamilton, meanwhile, expressed gratitude to the Mercedes family, highlighting the camaraderie and achievements they've shared throughout his tenure. With a record-breaking number of wins and titles, Hamilton aims to conclude his final season with Mercedes on a high note, cementing his legacy with the team.

As Hamilton prepares to embark on a new chapter with Ferrari, the Formula 1 world awaits with anticipation to witness how this monumental transition will shape the future of the sport.

[With information sourced from News 18]

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