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'It's very surreal': Lewis Hamilton breaks silence on Mercedes exit

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Lewis Hamilton says driving for Mercedes has been ‘a privilege’ ahead of final F1 season with team

Lewis Hamilton said driving for Mercedes has been ‘a privilege’ as he appeared in public for the first time since his 2025 move to Ferrari was announced.

The seven-time F1 champion also noted that it has been an “emotional” and “surreal” few weeks as he prepares to embark on his final season with the Brackley-based team.

“I came here in 2013, 11 years with the team, [now] starting my 12th. It is such a privilege to work with a group of people where you see the work they’re doing over the winter,” Hamilton said of Mercedes, as they launched their new W15 car.

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