Lewis Hamilton hints he is open to a Ferrari drive?

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STORY: Associated Press

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton seems to like the idea of competing for arch rival Ferrari one day.

Although he is committed to winning his third Formula One title with Mercedes, and his fourth overall, Hamilton admires the Italian manufacturer.

“I’ve made it no secret I’m a huge fan of the team, big fan of Ferrari and what they’ve achieved in the history of motorsport,” Hamilton said on Thursday at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. “Who knows what the future holds?”

Hamilton is in a tense scrap with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, a four-time F1 champion. Vettel leads him by 12 points after seven races.

“At the moment I can’t imagine myself being anywhere else but here (Mercedes),” said Hamilton, who often speaks of his respect for Vettel’s ability. “I’m enjoying the fight we’re having with Ferrari and admiring them for their strong competition.”

Victory this year would see Hamilton match Vettel and Frenchman Alain Prost with four F1 titles.

The British driver has 56 wins and is second on the list of all-time winners behind F1 great Michael Schumacher (91). With 65 pole positions Hamilton is level second with another F1 great, Ayrton Senna, and he could soon surpass Schumacher’s record of 68.

“The dream for a lot of sportsmen and women is going out at the top,” Hamilton said. “I guess you could say a lot of people stopped before their time. At the moment I don’t plan to.”

STORY: Associated Press


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STORY: Motorsport.com

The FIA has stepped up its clampdown on Formula 1 teams potentially trying to get a power boost by using oil as fuel, with a fresh directive to teams issued ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Ferrari bringing engine upgrade to Baku

According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport newspaper Ferrari are seeking to address the gap between themselves and the Mercedes by bringing a third evolution team engine.

Lewis Hamilton issues new update on future amid F1 retirement links I

STORY: BTimes.co.uk

Lewis Hamilton insists he is not currently thinking about quitting Formula One after appearing to admit that he could decide to follow in the footsteps of former Mercedes teammate and world championship rival Nico Rosberg by walking away from the grid at the end of the 2017 season.

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STORY: Sports Mole

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Prickly Jolyon Palmer not happy with BBC questioning


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6 responses to “Lewis Hamilton hints he is open to a Ferrari drive?

  1. Do Not Retire Until Driving For The BIG REDS.

    Anyone Who OverPerforms For The TIFOSI Gains A Lifetime Of Respect – GILLES And NIGE Come To Mind.

    RED Is The Color.

    GO, 44 !

  2. i’d really like to see him in a Ferrari, would be great if Vettel and Hamilton could switch. Funnily, i suggested Hamilton might wanna drive for ferrari before he retires, and got flamed on a silly season thread

  3. Ham at Ferrari? No Thanks.
    The tifosi don’t need him. The tifosi don’t want him. They’d rather have Max V instead.


    Yeah sure – now that Ferrari are in the ascendancy. Vettel isn’t going anywhere and Ferrari don’t like drama queens and Hamilton is with Alonso the two biggest. And from a corporate stand point – Hamilton fans aspire to Lambo’s.

    • Agreed! Schumacher and Vettel joined Ferrari when they couldn’t luck into wins. If Hamilton wants to prove his worth, he should join a mid-level team or the new “Chinese Consortium” team. I guess he doesn’t enjoy racing against more than just his teammate anymore for the win. Coming in last place last year in a two car championship must have really hurt his ego.

  5. Hamilton foresees end of career and wants to cash in for a couple of years? But Hamilton and Vettel in Ferrari’s could make a nice internal battle, and would open up a space at Mercedes for Alonso. Which, looking at Alonso’s track-record of team choice, means Mercedes is heading for a dip.

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