Hamilton has dismissed talk of a ‘dream move’ to Ferrari being dashed, saying he was already with his dream team at Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team.
Hamilton is out of contract at the end of 2020 and had been linked to a move to Ferrari, not denied by the British driver, but most likely for the reason to retain his market value to Mercedes.
The British driver responded to the Sun newspaper on the matter after the tabloid published an article on Sebastian Vettel’s likely retention at Scuderia Ferrari.
“First off, there is no dream of a dash to another team. I am with my dream team,” he said in a comment that has since disappeared.
“Second, there’s not a thing in my way as I’m not trying to move.
“I’m with the people who have cared from day 1. We are the best team! @mercedesamgf1.”
The corona virus outbreak has certainly thrown a cat amongst the pigeons in terms of the transfer market, and Ferrari is most likely to commit to Vettel for another two seasons as reported by this website READ MORE ON THAT HERE.
With all teams looking to reduce costs, the exception seems to be Lewis Hamilton who is very unlikely to see a reduction in salary despite other drivers slashing their pay in an effort to help the teams through the crisis.
Indeed Nico Hulkenberg publically criticised some drivers for not helping their teams financially, including Hamilton.
In the longer term, Mercedes are set to reduce their costs and that includes Hamilton’s 40 million salary, but it is thought that negotiations with team sponsors, in particular Monster Energy, are set to make up the shortfall in order to retain Hamilton at Mercedes.