F1: Lewis Hamilton’s Dream to Drive for Ferrari Dashed on Vettel’s Signing
- Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel does not want to be team-mates with Lewis Hamilton
At the weekend, MercedesAMG’s lead team Driver, Lewis Hamilton, 32 anni, won the Belgian Grand Prix narrowing the the gap on his Key rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, 30 anni, 7 points in the World Drivers’ Championship standings.
Mr. Hamilton may be challenging for his 4th world title, but his future is unclear, as his current contract set to expire at the end of next year and his very open wishes to expand his horizons.
A switch to Ferrari was one of those dreams, but now that Mr. Vettel has signed his contract, Mr. Hamilton believes his wish to drive for The Scuderia are dead for now.
“It’s definitely a dream for every driver, including me,” Mr. Hamilton told reporters Tuesday.
“Whether or not l will ever be there – I guess definitely not in the next 4 years or whatever it is, 3 years.”
The iconic Maranello Outfit leads the F1 World Constructors’ Championship and the renewed competitiveness of the Ferrari is a Key reason Mr. Vettel inked his new deal.
“I know Seb doesn’t want to be my team-mate,” Mr. Hamilton added.
“He would not be in the position he is now in his team, in terms of how the team operates, if I was there.”
And with Mr. Vettel’s new deal, Mr. Hamilton is now almost certain to finish his career in F1 with MercedesAMG.
Mr. Hamilton’s current contract runs until the end of next season and Team boss Toto Wolff is adamant no renewal will be discussed until the current campaign is over at the earliest.
“Our relationship is very good and each of us appreciates what he has in the other one,” Mr. Wolff said.
“But this is not a topic we want to be taking on now. It an intense last 3rd of the season.
“We will get that over the line and then have that discussion.”
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The Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Ferrari’s home base, is this weekend.