“I haven’t spoken to anyone. I didn’t tell my parents until the day of the announcement. So nobody knew.” Speaking as part of the BBC’s new podcast series “F1: Back to base”, Lewis Hamilton He returned to the agreement that will see him at Ferrari from 2025: “I really wanted to do it for myself. Ultimately, I had to figure out what would be best for me.”

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The relationship with Vasseur

Regarding the negotiations: “It all happened very quickly,” adds the Mercedes driver, “and basically I had known Fred (Vasseur, Ferrari main team, editor’s note) for a long time. And I was excited for the new year.” But without knowing what the future had in store for me and without knowing how long I would be racing, but knowing that I was super motivated and excited to keep racing drive.”

I followed my instinct

And the red one appeared: “In short,” the English driver concludes, “the opportunity arose and I said to myself: ‘Okay, I have to think about it for a moment’.” I didn’t have much time to think, I had to follow my instinct and decided to take advantage of the opportunity.”