In the history of Formula 1, many drivers have made the switch to the Italian team, but was it always successful? RacingNews365 lists the most notable transfers.
Driving for Ferrari in Formula 1 is seen as the ultimate prize, with their iconic Scarlet Red cars and rich heritage as the most successful team. Even Lewis Hamilton could eventually succumb to the allure, as many F1 World Champions have done over the years. Sebastian Vettel, inspired by the three Michaels – Schumacher, Jordan, and Jackson – switched to Ferrari after a tough start with Red Bull. In their second race together in 2015, Vettel secured a remarkable victory in Malaysia, ending Mercedes’ dominance. Despite challenging for the title in 2017 and 2018, Vettel fell short, and Ferrari struggled in subsequent years. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari’s last World Champion in 2007, returned to the team in 2014 and partnered with Vettel in 2015. Fernando Alonso, a two-time World Champion, also had a stint with Ferrari, winning titles in 2005 and 2006 with Renault before joining McLaren briefly. Despite not yet achieving his dream with Ferrari, Alonso’s extensive F1 career has left a lasting mark.