Red Bull couldn’t resist getting involved in what was one of the craziest days in Formula 1 off-season history, as Lewis Hamilton’s 2025 switch to Ferrari was confirmed.
The announcement was made Thursday evening, with Hamilton replacing Carlos Sainz at Ferrari next year after agreeing to a “multi-year” contract.
It’s already been dubbed as the biggest driver transfer in the history of the sport, making it no surprise that Red Bull wanted a piece of the action.
Red Bull posted a hilarious tweet on X (formerly known as Twitter) and wrote: “Well… emergency podcast?”
Along with the tweet they posted an image of Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc in the famous Las Vegas Grand Prix limo, which took the trio from parc ferme to where they were being invited halfway round the circuit.
It was a comical few minutes of viewing back at the Las Vegas GP, as the trio discussed their battle for the lead and the race in general, almost like they had formed a podcast.
Hamilton moving to Ferrari is certainly a big moment, as it’ll likely kickstart an early introduction of the 2024 silly season.
With a rare seat now available at Mercedes for next year, several drivers will be looking to perform at their very best to impress the Silver Arrows.
Whether Red Bull are worried remains to be seen, considering that Hamilton is going to improve Ferrari and make them more competitive.
Ferrari were actually the only team last season other than Red Bull to win a race, courtesy of Sainz being victorious at the Singapore Grand Prix.
With Hamilton, most would expect the Italians to be a bigger threat at least in 2025.
It’s certainly a strange situation, given that Hamilton has to now complete the 2024 campaign for Mercedes whilst knowing he’s leaving for a rival side the following campaign.
Even for Mercedes, it’s not an ideal position to be in, especially if they want to understand what direction to work in for 2025 and beyond.
What isn’t expected to happen in 2024 is Hamilton win the Drivers’ Championship, although that would be the perfect way to leave Mercedes.