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Mercedes F1 staff told Hamilton WILL leave for Ferrari

Mercedes F1 staff told Hamilton WILL leave for Ferrari

Mercedes F1 staff told Hamilton WILL leave for Ferrari

Mercedes F1 staff told Hamilton WILL leave for Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton looks set for a sensational move to Ferrari, with Mercedes staff being told of the news in a meeting in Brackley earlier today.

In a move that would shock the F1 world, reports emerged on Thursday morning suggest Hamilton could make the incredible switch to Maranello.

Hamilton seemed to quell rumours of a move to the Scuderia by extending his contract with Mercedes last year, seemingly solidifying his allegiance to the Silver Arrows until the end of the 2025 season.

But after seemingly missing out back in May, it now looks like Ferrari may well get their man - and that an announcement could be announced later on Thursday.

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Could Fred Vasseur be about to snare Lewis Hamilton?

According to Sky Sports, the move is now all but confirmed, after a meeting with the Mercedes top brass earlier today, where staff were called into the team's Brackley HQ and told of the shocking news of Hamilton's departure.

Should it be fully confirmed for 2025, the move would see Hamilton form a dream pairing with Charles Leclerc, who has also just signed a new deal with the Scuderia.

While Leclerc's future is secured by a recently signed multi-year deal, Carlos Sainz's fate remains undecided. The report suggests this delay might be due to Ferrari's pursuit of Hamilton.

The news of course will leave Carlos Sainz out in the cold at Ferrari who is only contracted up until the end of the 2024 season.

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Hamilton previously denied he held talks with Ferrari

While Hamilton has a good relationship with Fred Vasseur, the world champion previously denied any rumours suggesting that he actually received an offer to join the Prancing Horse.

Meanwhile, Vasseur said that talking to Hamilton is actually nothing new, saying:

"I'm talking with Lewis each week or each month for 20 years, so I can't say that I didn’t speak with Lewis at one stage, as we are always in contact.

"It's true because half of the grid drove for me in the past, and in Baku, I had a discussion with Lewis in the paddock, and it started to go everywhere, but if he signed a contract with me each time that we spoke in the past, it would cost me a fortune!"

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