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Ferrari Insider sheds light on the negotiations and the factors that led to Lewis Hamilton’s high-profile transfer

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In a surprising turn of events, Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, has made the switch from Mercedes to Ferrari. The move has left fans and pundits alike speculating about the reasons behind this high-profile transfer. Fred Vasseur, the team principal of Scuderia , sheds light on the negotiations and the factors that led to Hamilton’s decision.

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Vasseur emphasizes that convincing Hamilton to join the team was remarkably straightforward. “Honestly, it wasn’t difficult at all,” he states. “I think he had it in mind for ages.” The allure of the iconic Italian team, coupled with the prospect of a fresh challenge, played a significant role in Hamilton’s contemplation.

The 2025 season presented a unique opportunity for both parties. Hamilton had the option to leave Mercedes, and Ferrari had an available seat. Vasseur explains, “This year, for several reasons, including the fact that he had the option to leave Mercedes, that we had a seat available, and a good relationship between us, it was the right time for each of us.” The stars aligned, and Hamilton’s move to Ferrari became a reality.

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Ferrari’s Engine Strategy for the Future: Innovations and Adaptations

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As we look ahead to the future of Formula 1, Ferrari is at the forefront of engine development MGU-K (Motor Generator Unit – Kinetic) will see a significant boost. Its power output will increase threefold, transitioning from 120 kW to an impressive 350 kW. This enhanced electric power will play a crucial role in overall performance.

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While engines become more efficient, the allowed fuel consumption per race will decrease. In 2026, cars will use around 70 kg of fuel per race, down from the current 100 kg. Despite this reduction, the power output is expected to remain similar.

Additionally, Ferrari has been ramping up its engine innovation ahead of the 2026 regulations. Approximately 50% of the car’s battery power will be utilized, ensuring a dynamic and adaptable approach. The Prancing Horse is committed to balancing performance, sustainability, and excitement as it continues to evolve its power units.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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