- Lewis Hamilton dropped a bombshell by asserting he’ll be a part of Ferrari
- The Brit will depart Mercedes and associate Charles Leclerc subsequent season
- He will not be capable of repeat what Schumacher did after his 1996 transfer to Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton has a ‘non-poaching’ clause in his contract which is able to stop him from luring key Mercedes personnel to affix him at Ferrari subsequent season.
The seven-time world champion dropped a bombshell this month by asserting that he’ll depart Mercedes on the finish of the season and fulfil his dream of driving for the game’s most well-known workforce.
This opened up options that senior workers at Mercedes who he has constructed a detailed rapport with – corresponding to engineer Pete ‘Bono’ Bonnington – might observe him to the Italian outfit.
Nevertheless, Autosport have reported that there’s a ‘non-poaching’ clause in his Mercedes contract, stopping workforce personnel from making the transfer alongside Hamilton.
This can stop him from repeating what Michael Schumacher did when the legendary Components One star made the change from Benetton to Ferrari in 1996.
Lewis Hamilton will depart Mercedes on the finish of the season to fulfil his dream transfer to Ferrari
A clause in his contract means he shall be unable to lure key Mercedes personnel – corresponding to race engineer Pete Bonnington (proper) – to make the change with him to the Italian outfit
Michael Schumacher joined Ferrari in 1996 and was in a position to lure key personnel to observe him from Benneton to the Italian outfit
Schumacher, who gained back-to-back titles with Benneton within the two years prior, was given free rein at Ferrari, because the workforce struggled to compete with Williams who clinched the 1996 championship with Damon Hill.
Throughout his first season at Ferrari, Schumacher was in a position to lure Benetton’s technical director Ross Brawn and chief designer Rory Byrne to affix the German driver at his new workforce.
Each males performed influential roles in Schumacher’s success at Ferrari, profitable 5 straight drivers’ titles between 2000 and 2004.
Schumacher’s first title with Ferrari introduced an finish to a 21-year wait to win a world title.
Ferrari are on one other barren run as 2024 will mark 17-years since Kimi Raikkonen final delivered them a drivers’ championship.
Hamilton is aware of workforce principal Frederic Vasseur after they labored collectively throughout his GP2 profitable title season of 2006.
The 39-year-old although will not discover many acquainted faces when he joins the workforce in 2025.
Hamilton has constructed a detailed bond with race engineer Bonnington, and Mercedes workforce principal Toto Wolff admitted that they are going to have a dialogue sooner or later.
Schumacher gained the primary two of his seven drivers’ titles in 1994 and 1995 with the Benetton workforce
He was then in a position to lure Ross Brawn (proper) and Rory Byrne to depart Benetton and be a part of him at Ferrari – with each enjoying an enormous half within the workforce profitable 5 straight titles within the early 2000s
He stated: ‘I believe this can be a dialogue which everybody must have within the months to return,’ Wolff stated.
‘And as a lot as I’ve spoken with Bono already, once I instructed him [about Hamilton’s move] he stated, ‘Is it April the primary?’ That is one thing which we are going to focus on sooner or later.’
Hamilton’s £40m change to Ferrari will see him associate proficient Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc and change Spaniard Carlos Sainz.
Hamilton will be a part of Ferrari after profitable six of his seven world-titles at Mercedes
Talking about his exit from Mercedes on social media, Hamilton wrote: ‘After an unimaginable 11 years at Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 workforce, the time has come for me to start out a brand new chapter in my life and I shall be becoming a member of Scuderia Ferrari in 2025.
‘I really feel extremely lucky, after attaining issues with Mercedes that I might solely have dreamed of as a child, that I now have the possibility to fulfil one other childhood dream. Driving in Ferrari purple.’