The British Sky Sports network revealed a huge surprise regarding the future of British legend Sir Lewis Hamilton, who was crowned Formula One world champion on seven occasions.
The driver is preparing to play his last season under the colors of the Mercedes team, after reaching an agreement to join the famous Italian brand Ferrari at the end of his contract this year.
Sky published the news on its official social media pages, where it said: “Mercedes team president, Austrian Toto Wolff, is expected to announce to all his colleagues the news of Lewis Hamilton’s departure for Ferrari before the Italian team’s official announcement.”
Hamilton will replace Spanish driver Carlos Sainz, who is also nominated to exit “Scuderia” Ferrari this year.
To join Monaco star Charles Leclerc, who recently renewed his contract with the red team.
BREAKING: Lewis Hamilton will join Ferrari for the 2025 season 🏎️pic.twitter.com/O9nKwt5fFe
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 1, 2024
The greatest driver in the history of the sport
Formula One racing is the most popular mechanical sport in the world, generating billions of dollars every year from March to December.
During which 20 drivers representing ten teams compete in 24 circuits, distributed over four different continents, respectively Asia, Europe, America and South America.
Hamilton is considered the most prominent of them after the historic career that he left his mark on since his beginnings in 2007, with the Mercedes McLaren team.
The records fell one after another after 17 years, and the 38-year-old became one of the greatest professionals in this sport, surpassing the German Michael Schumacher, even though the duo shared the record for the number of times crowned with world championships, 7 titles.
Lewis surpasses Schumacher in the number of victories with a total of 103 to 91. He also has the highest average points in the history of the sport with 4193.5, and has been on the podium more than once, a total of 183 times.
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