Italian journalist and Ferrari insider Leo Turrini has revealed the length of Lewis Hamilton’s contract with the Maranello team, with the British driver set to wear red for at least two years, with an option for a third Formula 1 season.
Despite nearing the age of 40, Ferrari fans will have the opportunity to admire Hamilton behind the wheel of the red car for at least two seasons. According to what Leo Turrini reported, the seven-time world champion, whose departure from Mercedes is imminent, has signed a two-year contract with an option to stay in Maranello until 2027. It’s undoubtedly a significant contract that reflects the Scuderia’s desire to strongly bet on these two absolute superstars.
Details of Lewis Hamilton’s contract
“It’s the news of the millennium for F1,” begins the Italian journalist, who is always close to the Ferrari world, in a recent interview for on Sky Sport 24. “Hamilton has signed a 2+1 contract, also with an eye on 2026. Lewis dressed in red was an idea that seemed to belong to the wildest dreams.” – the motorsport expert continued.
“We are witnessing a historic event; in Ferrari, a driver with such titles has never arrived. Michael Schumacher had won two championships when he arrived. We are dealing with something extraordinary. As Mogol writes: whether it will work or not, we will only find out by living.”
“I imagine that John Elkann decided to bet on Lewis Hamilton, aware that he can bring know-how and perhaps convince some great technicians to come to Maranello. There could be the flip side of the coin like Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus took what was the greatest footballer of the time, and then we know how it ended.”
“John Elkann knows that he is exposing himself to a risk; Lewis Hamilton is not a rookie. He can contribute with immense class, but a driver alone cannot do it. The Ferrari idea is to put Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton together because they believe they can provide them with a car to express the talent they possess.” – Italian journalist and Ferrari insider Leo Turrini concluded.