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Ferrari's F1 World Champions Hamilton and Leclerc must join

No team has more F1 driver titles than Ferrari with 15 of them. Can Lewis Hamilton or Charles Leclerc - or even Carlos Sainz - make it 16?

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Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari. One of the most iconic driver/team pairings of all-time - and it hasn't even started yet!

For years, the possibility of Hamilton moving to Ferrari have popped up every so often in the media, but firmly in place at Mercedes, Hamilton rejected the overtures.

But this time, after a long campaign by chairman John Elkann, he has taken the plunge and will partner Charles Leclerc from 2025 with an eighth World Championship firmly in his sights.

In a remarkable twist of fate, if Hamilton does succeed in claiming the title at the first attempt in red, it would come exactly 50 years since the man who started his Mercedes journey took his first, as the table below shows.

Ferrari Formula 1 World Champions

Season Driver Number of Titles with Ferrari
1952 Alberto Ascari 1
1953 Alberto Ascari 2
1956 Juan Manuel Fangio 1
1961 Phil Hill 1
1964 John Surtees 1
1975 Niki Lauda 1
1977 Niki Lauda 2
1979 Jody Scheckter 1
2000 Michael Schumacher 1
2001 Michael Schumacher 2
2002 Michael Schumacher 3
2003 Michael Schumacher 4
2004 Michael Schumacher 5
2007 Kimi Raikkonen 1

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