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Akshita Patel

Did Lewis Hamilton Already Planned Ferrari Coup In 2015?

Lewis Hamilton will be a Scuderia Ferrari driver for the 2025 F1 season. This statement would have invited hysterical mockery two weeks ago, except it now holds true in reality. The British driver and seven-time world champion shook the F1 community last week when he announced his departure from Mercedes at the end of the 2024 season.

Needless to say, the fans were caught off guard, considering how Lewis Hamilton committed two years to Mercedes five months ago. A lot of conspiracy theories surrounding the viable cause of the sudden move are doing rounds on social media. But an F1 journalist named Matt Bishop revealed that moving to Ferrari for the final dance of his F1 career had always been a part of Lewis’ long-term plan.

   

Lewis Hamilton Apparently Confided In Matt Bishop About His Ferrari Dream In 2015!

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In an astonishing coup of the century, Ferrari roped in seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton for the 2025 F1 season. Hamilton ended his 11-year, highly successful, and historic partnership with Mercedes to move to Maranello. In an official statement, Lewis stated that driving the red car had always been his childhood dream. And 2025 is the perfect opportunity for him to move and seek a fresh challenge. Having said that, while many believe the Briton jumped ships in haste, Matt Bishop begs to differ. The veteran F1 journalist recently made a startling revelation about Hamilton’s years old masterplan that included Ferrari.

Matt Bishop, in his recent piece with Motorsport Magazine, said that in 2015, he had an interesting conversation with Lewis Hamilton, which he has kept hidden from the world until now. Apparently, Bishop asked Lewis if he would like to retire at Mercedes and be a big brand ambassador for the team. However, the British driver instantly shut down the idea and revealed that he would really like to drive a Ferrari before hanging up his helmet. “That would be a great way to end my F1 career, wouldn’t it? To win championships for McLaren, Mercedes, and Ferrari?” said Lewis to Bishop. Perhaps a move to Ferrari was always on the cards for Lewis Hamilton as he nears the end of his final stretch of a prolonged F1 career. But will he attain a fairytale ending in the red suit? Only time will tell.

Toto Wolff Addresses Concern Of Disparity Following Hamilton’s Ferrari Move!

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Toto Wolff (left) and Lewis Hamilton (right) at the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna – Previews

The 2024 F1 season will be Lewis Hamilton’s final year with Mercedes. As he gears up to don the iconic red in 2025, many have raised alarm bells over the Silver Arrows allegedly planning to sabotage Lewis’ strategies. However, team principal Toto Wolff has assured of fair treatment towards his drivers irrespective of evolved dynamics.

Toto Wolff said that as a team principal, he has always tried to be fair and transparent with his team. “And nothing’s going to change in that respect in 2024,” said Wolff. Having said that, earlier, Lewis Hamilton mentioned how he intends to finish on a high with Mercedes, possibly winning the prized eighth championship if luck prevails.

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