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Hamilton makes family admission over stunning Ferrari move

Hamilton makes family admission over stunning Ferrari move

Hamilton makes family admission over stunning Ferrari move

Hamilton makes family admission over stunning Ferrari move

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he didn't even tell his family about his impending move to Ferrari until the day of the official announcement.

The Brit will leave Mercedes at the end of the season after a relationship which brought an unprecedented six drivers' titles - overhauling the five won by Michael Schumacher at Ferrari.

Winless for two seasons and aiming to end Ferrari’s own 16-year title drought could be a tall order, but if any driver has the pedigree to do so – it's Lewis Hamilton.

Negotiations were sharp between the two sides, and the rapid development of the situation left little time for anyone to find out about it before an announcement was made.

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Hamilton: I didn't speak to anybody

But not even Hamilton’s family were given the courtesy of knowing about the headline making move until the very last moment, he revealed to BBC’s Back At Base podcast.

"I didn't speak to anybody,” he said. “I didn't tell my parents till the day of it being announced. So, no one knew. I really wanted to do it for myself. Ultimately, I had to find out what would be the best for me."

Hamilton has 24 races with Mercedes before he dons the red colours for the first time in a quest to achieve the dream of every F1 loving boy.

Their recent progress provides grounds for encouragement and excitement about the project as Hamilton gets closer to joining the team.

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