Lewis Hamilton, a septuple world champion and record holder for 103 race victories, will join Ferrari's 2025 Formula One team.

 Hamilton, aged 39, had previously signed a two-year agreement with Mercedes, but chose to leave after just one season.

Hamilton expressed his enthusiasm for the new opportunity and expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by Mercedes colleagues, particularly Toto Wolff.

Ferrari, the most accomplished team in Formula 1, has not won a drivers' championship since Kimi Raikkonen's victory in 2007.

 Hamilton's move could help Ferrari stop a period of not winning and establish himself as the most accomplished champion in Formula 1 history.

 Hamilton's announcement was unexpected to Mercedes, who have not yet officially announced a replacement driver.

 Ferrari chairman John Elkann, who admires Hamilton's skills, wanted to recruit a prominent driver to join Charles Leclerc.

 Ferrari chairman John Elkann, who admires Hamilton's skills, wanted to recruit a prominent driver to join Charles Leclerc.