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Hamilton makes himself heard after a much-discussed week: ‘Received so much love’
Lewis Hamilton will drive a Ferrari in 2025 after twelve years at Mercedes. The 39-year-old Briton turned the Formula 1 world upside down last week with the sudden news, and has now responded on X, the former Twitter, to the countless reactions he received. ‘I have received so much love in recent days. Thank you for this, that energy and support means the world to me,” said Hamilton, who is first focusing on his final Mercedes season. ‘I can’t wait to start this season, we are fully committed to 2024.’
Ferrari breaks silence in Maranello
Ferrari has warmed up the engine of the SF-24, the Italian team’s new car, for the first time. The legendary team shook up Maranello in the run-up to the new season. Ferrari will show the new car to the general public on February 13, and eight days later it will be time for the first day of winter testing in Bahrain.
Leclerc plays a game of golf with a pained look
Charles Leclerc has been spending his free time on the golf course. However, the Ferrari driver did not have the best game of golf of his career. His pained facial expressions say it all.
Stake F1 shows overalls with lots of green
Later this evening, Stake F1 Team will announce the livery of the 2024 car. Since there are two new title sponsors with Stake and Kick.com, it was already expected that the red-black car of 2023 would be provided with new colors this year. The team has already shown the overalls: these are black with green sleeves, so there seems to be a good chance that the car itself will also have many green tones.
Leclerc and Sainz complimentary about Ferrari’s new color scheme: ‘Bravo!’
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have already had the opportunity to view Ferrari’s new racing suits. Some changes have been made. For example, the suit will contain white details instead of black details. The names and racing numbers are also prominently displayed on the suit. “Bravo, Ferrari!” said Sainz.