Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari for F1 2025 ‘looks like it's really happening’

Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari "looks like it's really happening", an F1 paddock insider has claimed.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 with Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari in qualifying parc ferme. Formula 1 World
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 with Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari in…

A sensational switch to Ferrari for Lewis Hamilton in 2025 is “gathering momentum” and “looks like it's really happening”, according to an F1 paddock insider.

The F1 paddock was sent into a frenzy on Thursday morning amid remarkable reports which emerged claiming that Ferrari are lining up a shock move to sign Hamilton to partner Charles Leclerc from the 2025 season.

Hamilton signed a new two-year contract extension with Mercedes in August but previously found himself linked with a switch to Ferrari during the early stages of 2023, prior to his new deal being agreed.

However, Ferrari are reportedly still trying to lure the seven-time world champion from Mercedes and over to Maranello in a move that would send shockwaves through the F1 paddock.

It is not the first time that Hamilton-to-Ferrari rumours have popped up but respected F1 journalist Adam Cooper has added fuel to the fire by suggesting he has heard a deal could really be on the cards.

“Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari in 2025 stories are gathering momentum this morning, and from what I hear it looks like it's really happening,” Cooper tweeted.

“If confirmed it would leave Merc needing a driver, and Sainz needing a drive…”

As mentioned by Cooper, Hamilton joining Ferrari would leave Leclerc’s current teammate, Carlos Sainz, without a drive.

The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of 2024 and is keen to secure a fresh two-year extension, but talks with Ferrari have reportedly slowed down in recent weeks.

Although he did not specify exactly what he was referring to, F1 presenter Will Buxton teased a “big announcement” that will be absolutely massive” with a cryptic tweet on Wednesday evening.

“Hearing a big announcement is on the way before the end of the week. If it is what I think it is, it’s absolutely massive,” Buxton wrote, quoting a previous tweet about ‘silly season’. 

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