Lewis Hamilton Ferrari: F1 star ‘receives multi-million pound supply’ to go away Mercedes for 2024

Lewis Hamilton has reportedly been supplied a sum within the area of £40m to make a shock swap to Ferrari subsequent 12 months.

The 38-year-old, who has gained six of his seven world titles at Mercedes since becoming a member of the Silver Arrows in 2013, is at present stalling on extending his present contract which expires on the finish of the season.

Whereas each Hamilton and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insist a new deal can be agreed, Ferrari have now reportedly entered the race for the seven-time world champion with a profitable supply.

After the Each day Mail said a £40m-a-year supply was within the works, Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport now report {that a} multi-million pound supply has been made to land Hamilton.

The most recent replace, nevertheless, provides that the potential deal has obstacles and is difficult, significantly given Hamilton’s vocal insistence that he’ll stick with Mercedes for “life” regardless of his newest contract stand-off.

Ferrari president John Elkann has already been in touch with the Brit and his group.

The report within the Mail provides that one potential state of affairs is for Hamilton to interchange present Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, in what would quantity to a straight-swap take care of the Monegasque becoming a member of Mercedes to companion George Russell.

The opposite, extra beneficial, possibility is to pair Hamilton with Leclerc, which means Ferrari would look to dump Spanish driver Carlos Sainz.

With Hamilton’s present contract near the £40m-a-year mark anyway, cash wouldn’t be the predominant consider his decision-making.

As an alternative, the competitiveness of each automobiles in comparison with present runaway leaders Crimson Bull could be of higher significance, as Hamilton targets a record-breaking eighth world championship in his last years within the sport.

Whereas Mercedes, the dominant group within the hybrid period from 2014-2021 with eight-straight constructors’ crowns, took a backwards step in 2022, Ferrari burst to the entrance of the sphere with a possible championship-winning automobile.

Lewis Hamilton has reportedly acquired a proposal from Ferrari

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Leclerc’s problem was foiled by reliability issues and strategic errors, in addition to just a few errors himself, and Ferrari have struggled firstly of this 12 months too regardless of Fred Vasseur changing Mattia Binotto as group boss.

Mercedes are poised to carry new upgrades to this week’s race in Monaco – with a brand new ground, sidepod design and entrance suspension within the works.

The modifications had been set to return in at Imola final week earlier than the race was cancelled as a result of flooding within the Emilia Romagna area.

Whether or not Mercedes can haul within the deficit to Crimson Bull out in entrance – by 128 factors within the constructors’ standings – this season stays most unlikely, however Hamilton will need to be inspired that his group are taking a constructive step earlier than signing a brand new contract.

One possibility is for Hamilton to interchange Charles Leclerc, with the Monegasque transferring the opposite option to Mercedes

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Hamilton has been linked with Ferrari up to now, significantly surrounding contract negotiations in 2019, however said on the time there have been “issues that don’t mirror my values and method.”

“The Ferrari factor will not be going to occur, I feel,” he stated then.

“I’ve at all times been constructive about Ferrari. I watched Michael win there. I’ve at all times been a Ferrari fan. I bear in mind one of many first automobiles I ever purchased was a Ferrari. And I feel it’s a massively iconic group and model, significantly.

Hamilton has gained six of his seven world titles at Mercedes

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“I feel the group has, in my time frame. There have been issues I’ve seen that I don’t essentially really feel mirror my values and my method. Nonetheless, it’s a group that each driver, I feel, has dreamed of what it will be like to sit down within the purple cockpit.

Hamilton has not gained a grand prix since December 2021, in Saudi Arabia, and a race later missed out on a record-breaking eighth crown in controversial and dramatic circumstances in Abu Dhabi to Max Verstappen.

At the moment, Hamilton is stage within the all-time leaderboard on seven F1 world titles with Ferrari icon Michael Schumacher.

Hamilton may, presumably, even be swayed by the truth that hero Ayrton Senna was poised to hitch Ferrari in 1995 earlier than his deadly crash at Imola in Could 1994.

Crimson Bull will not be seen as a practical possibility for Hamilton, with Christian Horner saying as a lot in April, whereas Aston Martin are content material with their present driver pairing of Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll.

Hamilton at present trails championship chief Verstappen within the standings this season by 63 factors after simply 5 races.