RACE DEBRIEF

    Social media went into overdrive on Thursday when it was rumoured, and then confirmed, that Lewis Hamilton will be swapping Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025. With the dust yet to settle on the shock news, we’ve rounded up a selection of standout posts so far...

    Mercedes set the records straight

    Hamilton has enjoyed the lion’s share of his F1 success to date with Mercedes, winning six of his seven world titles in a Silver Arrow – something the team were keen to highlight as they prepare for one last hurrah together.

    Grosjean smells an opportunity

    As fans digested the news, talk naturally turned to who will replace Hamilton next year. One man was quick to put his name into the mix, with a promised test in a Mercedes after his F1 career ended yet to materialise...

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    Piastri channels his mum’s humour

    Oscar Piastri’s mother, Nicole, has built a loyal following on social media for her humorous posts in recent years, but this time it was the McLaren driver’s turn to amuse his followers.

    Bottas drops a well-timed post

    Prior to joining Sauber, Valtteri Bottas spent five seasons racing alongside Hamilton at Mercedes and, on Thursday night, got his fans talking about the future with this captionless photo...

    Silverstone gets set to turn red

    Hamilton is an eight-time winner at Silverstone and those at the home of the British Grand Prix were quick to produce a mock-up of him racing in the famous Ferrari colours.

    Leclerc and Hamilton’s first meeting

    Hamilton will partner Charles Leclerc when he makes the move to Ferrari and our F1 social team found this clip in the archive from the 2016 season, when the Monegasque was making his first steps in the top echelon as a Haas test driver.

    Red Bull can’t resist getting involved

    Red Bull would have no doubt been watching on with interest as two of their main F1 rivals made the headlines but they still managed to join the social conversation with this entertaining effort...

    Ferrari tip their cap to Sainz

    All joking aside, Carlos Sainz will be losing his Ferrari seat as a result of the groundbreaking reshuffle, and the Italian marque ensured they gave him some attention after the news landed.