Why Lewis Hamilton won’t suffer the same fate as Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari

It was recently revealed that Ferrari signed Lewis Hamilton in a bid to completely overhaul the team.

Lewis Hamilton’s much-anticipated move to Ferrari in 2025 has been confirmed, marking the end of his long-standing relationship with the Mercedes team that spanned from 2013.

The transition to Ferrari is seen as an opportunity for Hamilton to replicate the success of fellow multiple World Champion Sebastian Vettel, who also made the move to Ferrari but couldn’t secure a title during his tenure.

Sebastian Vettel, a four-time consecutive World Champion with Red Bull from 2010 to 2013, had high hopes of becoming a Ferrari legend and ending the team’s championship drought dating back to 2008 when he joined them in 2015.

Despite achieving 14 Grand Prix wins, Vettel was unable to add to his World Championship tally while wearing the iconic Ferrari red.

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However, Lewis Hamilton’s shift to Ferrari appears to come with a unique advantage compared to Vettel’s move.

According to reports from Formu1a.uno, Ferrari is committed to ensuring Hamilton’s success by providing a “safety net” that Vettel never had.

The Italian publication suggests that Ferrari is willing to welcome other key figures from Mercedes who wish to follow Hamilton in making the switch.

Notable names linked to this potential transition include former Mercedes performance director Loïc Serra and their head of trackside performance, Riccardo Musconi.

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Respected Italian journalist Roberto Chinchero, speaking on the F1 Nation podcast, disclosed that Ferrari’s team boss, Frederic Vasseur, had expressed a strong interest in signing Hamilton.

Vasseur saw Hamilton’s arrival as a means to attract top engineers to the team, describing it as a “present card” to entice the best talent.

This strategic move was seen as a significant victory for Ferrari, as securing Hamilton’s services would not only bolster their driver lineup but also elevate the team’s technical prowess.

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In his new journey with Ferrari, Lewis Hamilton will partner with Charles Leclerc, forming a formidable driver lineup.

Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz, who currently drives for Ferrari, will be on the hunt for a new team starting in 2025.

The anticipation surrounding Hamilton’s move to Ferrari, coupled with the prospect of other key personnel making the transition, adds an exciting dimension to the upcoming Formula 1 seasons, as fans eagerly await the competition and dynamics that will unfold.