Galactic substitute for Hamilton in Mercedes F1: his signing by Ferrari a matter of days

The good performances of a driver this season are key to success in F1

In the last hours it has been known that Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez sounds to take the place of lewis hamilton in Mercedes, after the British can go to Ferrari. The Mexican pilot has a contract until 2024 with Red Bull and the Englishman, until 2023 with the German team.

Through a means of communication, it was reported that the name of the Mexican appeared again among the candidates at the table of the team of Mercedes as an emergency plan if you have to face the departure of the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton. It would certainly be a surprise.

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Ferrari would already have a replacement for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has a contract until the end of December 2023 with the Mercedes team

Mercedes would be considering the current sub-leader in the drivers’ championship thanks to the good performances it has had in recent years with Red Bull, a manufacturer that has dominated the highest category of motorsports just since the arrival of Pérez in 2021. This version is directly related to what was leaked a few days ago.

And it is that Ferrari’s goal is to convince Hamilton with a figure of around 50 million dollars. However, an eventual arrival of Checo to the silver arrows team does not look as easy as it seems. Let’s remember that the pilot has a contract with Red Bull until 2024.

The steps that would have to be carried out to resolve these signings

To carry out the operation, the Ferrari team considers two negotiation scenarios: the first would go through joining Lewis Hamilton with Charles Leclerc, with which the Spanish Carlos Sainz would come out from the Italian team; the other possibility would be to carry out an exchange of cards.

Finally, Hamilton would wear red and Leclerc would become a Mercedes driver. This last option would be the most desired by the British, since if he joins Sainz, he would undoubtedly become the number 1 driver of the team to fight Red Bull.

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