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Ecclestone ATTACKS Hamilton 'ego' after Ferrari move

Ecclestone ATTACKS Hamilton 'ego' after Ferrari move

Ecclestone ATTACKS Hamilton 'ego' after Ferrari move

Ecclestone ATTACKS Hamilton 'ego' after Ferrari move

Former Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone is not a fan of Lewis Hamilton’s headline move to Ferrari ahead of the 2025 season.

The Brit departs a Mercedes team that he has forged a dynasty with across 11 years – including winning six championships in a seven-season span between 2014 and 2020.

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It appears that he’s jumping ship at the right time, with the Silver Arrows trending in the wrong direction from the sharp end of the grid.

Hamilton has failed to pick up a race victory since 2021, and Ferrari look as if they are beginning to mount a challenge to Red Bull.

Rumours that Max Verstappen might leave their setup, coupled with the confirmation that Adrian Newey will depart means that the Milton Keynes-based outfit could be more susceptible than ever to a challenge from their rivals.

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Bernie Ecclestone is not a fan of Lewis Hamilton's Ferrari move

Ecclestone unimpressed by Hamilton Ferrari move

Ferrari are in a far better position to challenge Red Bull than any other team on the grid, but former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone still isn’t a fan of Hamilton’s move.

“It was a strange, strange move to make,” he told RacingNews365. “Toto has relied on him an awful lot more and they’ve become close for selfish reasons – both of them.

“I don’t think there was ever a sort of a relationship where you could rely on both parties. There obviously wasn’t because that’s why he suddenly decided to leave,” Ecclestone continued.

“Big surprise in as far as I didn’t understand why he did it, given the year’s notice basically. Why didn’t he wait [to announce it] until later on during the season?

“People thought [Ferrari had] done a clever deal in taking him, but I think it’s a bit of an ego thing that he got latched into it all.”

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