Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes forward of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 26, 2023.
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Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is on the cusp of a shock transfer from Mercedes to Ferrari for the 2025 season, in accordance to a number of media studies.
CNBC was not ready to independently confirm the studies.
Mercedes declined to remark when contacted by CNBC. A spokesperson at Ferrari was not instantly accessible to remark.
It comes shortly earlier than the beginning of the following Formula 1 season, which (*1*) in Bahrain from Feb. 29.
A transfer to Ferrari, one of the iconic groups in the historical past of motorsport, would convey an finish to a remarkably profitable partnership. Hamilton first signed with Mercedes in 2013 and went on to win six of his seven world titles with the staff between 2014 and 2020.
The prospect of Hamilton becoming a member of Ferrari has been the topic of intense hypothesis over latest years, though Hamilton has beforehand said he intends to stick with Mercedes for the remainder of his life.