Preventing Key Mercedes F1 Departures: Hamilton’s ‘Non-Poaching’ Clause

Lewis Hamilton has triggered an early exit from his deal with Mercedes to join Ferrari in 2025, leading to concerns over key staff members following him. However, a ‘non-poaching’ clause in Hamilton’s Mercedes contract is set to prevent team personnel from being lured away if Hamilton switches teams, aiming to avoid widespread disruption. This type of clause is common in senior management contracts, and has also been included in various driver contracts in the past.

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