Another driver follows Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes to Ferrari

This recent move to Ferrari comes as another strategic acquisition by Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur.

Jerome D’Ambrosio is set to make a significant career move, transitioning from Mercedes to Ferrari, as confirmed by RacingNews365.

This development marks a notable shift in D’Ambrosio’s professional journey, which saw him deepen his roots in the motorsport industry through various pivotal roles.

Initially observed within the Mercedes pits early last year, D’Ambrosio’s association with the team quickly evolved from an informal engagement to a more defined role as the driver development director, a position he secured 12 months ago.

In this capacity, D’Ambrosio took charge of nurturing the talents within Mercedes’ young driver roster, overseeing their progress across multiple global series.

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D’Ambrosio, a 38-year-old Belgian with a history in Formula 1—having raced for Marussia Virgin Racing in 2011 and making a guest appearance for Lotus in 2012—was also considered a future candidate for the team principal role at Mercedes, potentially succeeding Toto Wolff.

His career trajectory previously included a stint as deputy team principal at Venturi Racing during the 2020-21 season, before he assumed full leadership the following year, transitioning from his role as a Formula E driver after six seasons.

While at Mercedes, D’Ambrosio was often seen closely collaborating with Wolff, especially during grand prix weekends.

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Mid-season, Wolff disclosed that D’Ambrosio would stand in as team principal during races Wolff could not attend, a responsibility D’Ambrosio undertook for the Japanese and Qatar Grands Prix following Wolff’s knee surgery.

This recent move to Ferrari comes as another strategic acquisition by Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur, who previously made headlines by securing seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton for the team in 2025, alongside Charles Leclerc.

Vasseur’s successful endeavor to bring D’Ambrosio into the Ferrari fold signifies a significant loss for Mercedes and Wolff, although details regarding D’Ambrosio’s start date and specific role at Ferrari remain undisclosed.