Hamilton has first Mercedes F1 outing since Ferrari switch revelation


Lewis Hamilton is set to jump behind a Mercedes car on Monday, February 5, marking his first on-track laps for the team since his bombshell transfer news.

Hamilton confirmed last week that he will leave Mercedes at the end of the 2024 campaign and join rivals Ferrari.

The seven-time World Champion will partner Charles Leclerc at the Italian squad, bringing the curtain down on a highly successful period with Mercedes.

The Brackley-based squad is currently set up at the Jerez Circuit in Spain along with Aston Martin as they carry out tests with F1 tyre supplier Pirelli.

RacingNews365 understands that Hamilton, as well as current team-mate George Russell, are present at the test, while Fernando Alonso is in attendance for Aston Martin.

Pirelli began its testing of 2025 tyres last month with Ferrari as they build towards next year’s campaign.

No data is available to the teams during the test which is purely to benefit Pirelli, who will be F1’s sole tyre supplier until at least the end of the 2024 campaign.

Hamilton will be back on the race track for Mercedes later this month at pre-season testing from the Bahrain International Circuit.



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