Ferrari It is the most traditional team in its history Formula 1 and most of the great pilots who have come through the class have worn red at some point. And those who couldn’t, wanted to. The last major champion who could land at the Scuderia is Lewis Hamiltonas reported by the English and Italian press.
Sports news reviews what the British contractual situation is, how far the current Cavallino pilots are related and more. Right now everything seems to be pure rumours…
Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari in 2024?
At the end of the 2023 season, Lewis Hamilton will be without a place after spending the last 11 at Mercedes, a team he won six championships with (he spent six years at McLaren and won one). And I wouldn’t go back to the Germans no matter what Toto WolffCEO, you want to keep him.
“It’s extremely uncomfortable. Every three years we have this situation. It’s like negotiating financial terms with your best friend, your closest friend. I want the best for him, but in the position I’m in, I have to think about what’s best for him.the team. This might be the first time in 10 or 11 years that we’ve been together and our goals have diverged.”, he told ESPN.
As he continued: “At the end of the day, it’s hard to talk about money with your ‘mate’. Penni (Thow, Hamilton’s agent) helps us through that and keeps us in check. We’ve found a good working method to negotiate . We avoid talking to each other about money, but we both talked about it with Penny.”
of Italy@Gazzetta_itreporting that Lewis Hamilton has received an offer to join Ferrari in 2024, after the Mail reported today that the team was preparing one. Gazzetta emphasizing roadblocks. Hamilton has consistently emphasized his desire to stay at Mercedes for life pic.twitter.com/FYWQvqkMWi
—Andrew Benson (@andrewbensonf1) May 22, 2023
Given this situation, the possibility arose of Hamilton leaving Mercedes to rejoin Ferrari. The rumor started in Great Britain and reached Italy, which continued it. It is speculated with a high contract, close to 45 million euros. Today, the Englishman charges around 35 million, being the second highest paid driver in the entire division.
It is worth noting that Lewis is going through the longest drought of his entire career and that he does not have a top-level car. Ferrari, meanwhile, is not doing any better: in the World Manufacturers’ Championship, they are 18 points behind the German team.
How long are Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz under contract at Ferrari?
Unlike what happens at Mercedes, Ferrari has “secured” its two seats for the 2024 season. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz ended their relationship at the end of this campaign, so Hamilton’s arrival would force the terms of either to change. The one who would come out would be the Spaniard.
The Italians, according to speculation in the country, are excited to form a “super team” with the Monegasques and the British. However, Cavallino has yet to secure Leclerc’s succession. The 25-year-old pilot does not see the promised progress and those around him would not look down upon him jumping to a more competitive team.