Lewis Hamilton

The time is right for me to take this step and I’m excited to be taking on a new challenge,” Hamilton said in a statement

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Update: Following reports that Lewis Hamilton would exit the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and join Ferrari for the 2025 Formula 1 season earlier on Thursday, Ferrari has issued an official statement confiming the news.

Lewis Hamilton joins Ferrari

The team took to Instagram to share the following message: “Scuderia Ferrari is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton will be joining the team in 2025, on a multi-year.

In a press release, Mercedes noted that Hamilton “activated a release option” in the contract he signed with the team last August, and this season will be his last with the Silver Arrows.

Amazing 11 years

“I have had an amazing 11 years with this team and I’m so proud of what we have achieved together,” Hamilton said in a statement. “Mercedes has been part of my life since I was 13 years old. It’s a place where I have grown up, so making the decision to leave was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. But the time is right for me to take this step and I’m excited to be taking on a new challenge.”

Mercedes family

“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 on a high together,” he added. “I am 100% committed to delivering the best performance I can this season and making my last year with the Silver Arrows, one to remember.”

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