Lewis Hamilton is close to completing a sensational switch from Mercedes to Ferrari in 2025, multiple sources told ESPN.

Hamilton, a seven-time world champion and the driver with the most F1 wins in history, signed what was believed to be a two-year contract extension with Mercedes last year, but it appears the second year of that now may well have been an option.

Mercedes and Ferrari both declined to comment to ESPN.

Although not confirmed officially, sources told ESPN the deal is as good as done, with the move seeing Hamilton replace Spanish driver Carlos Sainz.

Ferrari, which has competed in every season of F1 and is often said to have a greater pull than any other, has not won a drivers title since Kimi Raikkonen did it in 2007.

Hamilton, tied with Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher with seven titles, now has a chance to end the Ferrari drought and move clear as F1’s most decorated champion in the process.