Ferrari’s Vasseur excited by Hamilton move but has ‘difficult’ call with Wolff

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  • Hamilton shocked Mercedes by deciding to leave team in 2025
  • Ferrari team principal describes move as ‘huge opportunity’

Fred Vasseur has described the signing of Lewis Hamilton as a huge opportunity for Ferrari but the team principal admitted he had a very difficult conversation with his Mercedes counterpart, Toto Wolff, after poaching his driver.

Two weeks ago the seven-time world champion shocked Mercedes, with whom he has driven since 2013 and won six titles, by announcing he would be joining Ferrari in 2025. Wolff admitted he was caught by surprise given Hamilton had signed a new contract with Mercedes in August and the pair had been talking about their future at Mercedes as recently as Christmas.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/13/ferrari-fred-vasseur-lewis-hamilton-toto-wolff-formula-one under the title “Ferrari’s Vasseur excited by Hamilton move but has ‘difficult’ call with Wolff”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.