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A Pit Straight Emergency Meeting: Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari

Three months removed from The Pit Straight‘s 2023 season finale, Jack Swansey and Alex Gintz have been forced to assemble the council for an emergency episode. The circumstances calling for such an episode? Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari for 2025.

News of the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion’s impending move shocked the racing community on Thursday (Feb. 1) morning, with an official confirmation coming from Mercedes that afternoon. In the aftermath of this bombshell, perhaps the biggest piece of F1 news for the whole year, Swansey and Gintz were left with no choice but to rise at an abysmal hour and try to hash out what timeline we have suddenly crossed into.

The duo discuss if this could be the right move for Hamilton and/or Ferrari, compare it to other shocking driver moves in F1 history, and ponder the all-important question: how could this happen?

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The Pit Straight is Frontstretch‘s F1 podcast, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and right here on the web.

About the author

Alex is the IndyCar Content Director at Frontstretch, having initially joined as an entry-level contributor in 2021. He also serves as Managing Director of The Asia Cable, a publication focused on the international affairs and politics of the Asia-Pacific region which he co-founded in 2023. With previous experience in China, Japan and Poland, Alex is particularly passionate about the international realm of motorsport and the politics that make the wheels turn - literally - behind the scenes.

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