Mercedes drop huge hint over Ferrari-bound Lewis Hamilton replacement as they offer 17-year-old wonderkid first F1 driveWolff previously spoke glowingly about the talented young teenager

MERCEDES have dropped a major hint that teenage sensation Andrea Kimi Antonelli could be set to replace Lewis Hamilton. But Italian Antonelli, 17, is now set to be given the opportunity to prove himself as the best suitor when he gets behind the wheel of the Mercedes W12. After impressing in F4 last year, Antonelli has been promoted straight to F2 for the 2024 season. An impressive debut year in F2 could convince Mercedes to take a chance on him in 2025. Speaking previously about Antonelli, Mercedes boss Wolff said: “We got Kimi under the wings in 2012 and he was a great kid already then.

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