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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG, 3rd position, Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal and General Manager, Scuderia Ferrari, talk after the race
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One of Formula 1’s most celebrated drivers of all-time is joining its most feted and romantic team. Time to unravel how this biggest of ‘silly season’ shocks came to fruition

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With a single stroke of a pen, Formula 1 just got tremendously more interesting. Lewis Hamilton signing for Ferrari: even now, a week on, it sounds so exotically strange, a tease of the excitement to come.

That is now going to be studded into the upcoming 2024 F1 campaign too. Every time Hamilton faces the media across his final year with Mercedes, the Ferrari theme will hang in the air. Whether he feels he can’t engage, as a mark of respect for the team where he will have raced for 12 seasons by the end of this year, remains to be seen.

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