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Video: Toto Wolff talks about the challenge of Lewis Hamilton’s potential move to Ferrari.

Video: Toto Wolff talks about the challenge of Lewis Hamilton’s potential move to Ferrari.
Video: Toto Wolff talks about the challenge of Lewis Hamilton’s potential move to Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton promised to finish his career at Mercedes.

The 2024 Formula 1 season is in full swing, with the summer break approaching. The summer break is usually a time when many transfer announcements are made, and it has a remarkable history in that regard. However, the biggest announcement of the season came before it even started, when Hamilton revealed he would drive for Ferrari in 2025. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff discussed the impact of this announcement.

Hamilton joined Mercedes in 2013, when the team was in the midfield. However, his move to the German team proved to be the best career decision he could have made, as he won six world championships in the following seven years. Despite this success, he was unable to secure his eighth title in 2021, leading him to make the difficult decision to move to Ferrari. This decision left Wolff, who is both his long-time friend and boss, feeling betrayed.

Wolff said the announcement took him by surprise and that he did not have enough time to react or explain the situation to the parties involved. He felt hurt because he realized that Ferrari was the driving force behind Hamilton’s move. Nevertheless, Wolff acknowledged that their friendship, which has lasted for more than a decade, is not easily broken.

Although he felt betrayed, the 52-year-old understood Hamilton’s perspective and the reasons behind his decision to leave Mercedes. He acknowledged that the team was not performing well and that it is every driver’s dream to race for the prestigious Scuderia Ferrari. Therefore, he understood Hamilton’s choice.

In addition to Hamilton’s announcement of the change, there have been rumours of tension between Wolff and Hamilton, with allegations that the Mercedes team sabotaged Hamilton’s car. However, the team has denied these allegations and Hamilton has performed well, as evidenced by his recent podium finish in Spain.