Lewis Hamilton will announce today that he’s leaving the McLaren Formula One team to join Mercedes on a three-year contract said to be worth $100 million, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Hamilton’s decision to join Mercedes is almost certain to end the career of record seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, who may be offered an ambassadorial or management role with the Brackley, England-based team, the Telegraph added.
Daimler AG (DAI)’s Mercedes team is waiting for its board in Stuttgart to sign off on new terms tying it to Formula One before making an official announcement regarding Hamilton, the newspaper said, without saying where it got the information.
Hamilton, 27, has been at Woking, England-based McLaren all his racing career and won the 2008 F-1 world championship with the team.
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