Lewis Hamilton is just one step away from a sensational move to Ferrari. That’s what he reports Autosportwhich said the Briton was ready to leave Mercedes to race with the Maranello team in 2025. According to the magazine, negotiations are at an advanced stage and could be concluded by the end of this week.

The seven-time world champion signed a two-year contract with Mercedes last year, but – as is now common practice in Formula 1 – a clause was included in the agreement allowing Hamilton to take a season off earlier if his performance with the car did not allow this Help him achieve the expected goals. And Mercedes’ last two disappointing years are heading in that direction. Ferrari and Mercedes did not want to comment on the rumors. But the telegraph revealed that in an internal announcement the German team has called a team briefing at 2 p.m.: team boss Toto Wolff and technical director James Allison will attend.

The possible arrival of Hamilton in Maranello would pave the way for a separation from the Red Team of Carlos Sainz, who is yet to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the 2024 season, while Charles Leclerc has already signed the contract extension for another five years.

In this sense, the confirmation comes from the Spanish media. He writes As that it was Hamilton himself who offered himself to Ferrari.