WATCH: Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton and more – The biggest driver transfer shocks of the 21st century


Lewis Hamilton made all the headlines last week when it was announced that the seven-time world champion will make the switch from Mercedes to Ferrari for 2025, marking one of the biggest driver moves of all time.

It got our video team thinking about other shock F1 transfers over the years and, after a flick through the archives, they came up with a list of the most dramatic driver decisions from the 21st century so far.

BUXTON: Hamilton’s Ferrari move is the biggest driver signing in F1 history – and the prospects are delicious

From Fernando Alonso swapping Renault for McLaren to Sebastian Vettel leaving Red Bull for Ferrari, there have been plenty of surprise moves over the years to keep things interesting both on and off the track.

Hit go in the video player above to see the transfers that made our list.



Coming Up

Coming Up


F1 NATION: Verstappen weathers the storm in Montreal – it’s our Canadian GP Review