Ex-Red Bull driver claims Lewis Hamilton ‘feels comforted’ by Ferrari’s rise amidst Mercedes’ MASSIVE downfall

Lewis Hamilton has been making his trade with Mercedes since 2021.


Ex-Red Bull driver claims Lewis Hamilton ‘feels comforted’ by Ferrari’s rise amidst Mercedes’ MASSIVE downfall

Frédéric Vasseur, Lewis Hamilton, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Toto Wolf (In Circle) (Images Via IMAGO)

Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, has decided to part ways with Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025. Perhaps after citing underperformance and a lack of success, the Brit made the decision. The Italian outfit has been performing well during the ongoing 2024 season.

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Mercedes’s underperformance has been a significant factor in Hamilton’s dissatisfaction with the team as they struggle to maintain their top position for two consecutive seasons. With the W15, the German outfit had hoped for stronger performances, however, the car is now leading the team into an extremely difficult position.

While analyzing the whole situation, the former F1 driver, Karun Chandhok claimed that perhaps Lewis Hamilton’s decision to move to Ferrari is a smart one.

It's natural that Lewis will feel comforted. He knows he's probably not going to win the world championship this year unless there is a miraculous turnaround, so he might as well look to the future. And at the moment, the Ferrari is a better package than the Mercedes.
Karun Chandhok via: Sky Sports

Chandhok has made it known that Hamilton is finding solace in Ferrari’s improving performances. The SF-24 is performing reasonably well as Ferrari has claimed podiums in all three races. Hamilton has previously admitted that it was his childhood dream to drive for the Red, and perhaps with an ever-improving Italian team, he might be able to claim his eighth world championship.

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Lewis Hamilton has disclosed his post-F1 plans

Lewis Hamilton (39) is the second oldest driver on the grid after Fernando Alonso (42). Being in his late thirties, Hamilton has started dwelling on the idea of his life away from racing.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton ( Image via IMAGO)

The seven-time world champion has spent his entire life racing and has admitted that it is impossible to go on racing forever.

I went through this phase of understanding that I can’t race forever. Because when I stop, I’m gonna drop the mic and be happy. The difficult thing is I want to do everything. I’m very ambitious. But I understand that you can’t do – actually, I take that back because I don’t believe in the word can’t. To be a master at something, there’s the 10,000 hours it takes. Obviously, I’ve done that in racing. There’s not enough time to master all of these different things.
Lewis Hamilton via British GQ

Hamilton is known for doing things wholeheartedly, his alchemy of switching from one role to another has left many astonished. Outside racing, the Brit has an interest in movies and fashion.

The latter is no surprise as the British driver is well known as a fashion icon in the paddock. Hamilton is well aware that due to his age and health restrictions, he cannot race for a long time. The Brit’s contract with Ferrari could prove to be his last in the sport.

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