Lewis Hamilton not sure why Ferrari ‘dream’ move never materialized as he talks about F1 and when he will stop – .

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Lewis Hamilton not sure why Ferrari ‘dream’ move never materialized as he talks about F1 and when he will stop – .


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Lewis Hamilton talks to Sky Sports in Italy about his future in Formula 1 and why a ‘dream’ at Ferrari never came true

Lewis Hamilton talks to Sky Sports in Italy about his future in Formula 1 and why a ‘dream’ at Ferrari never came true

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he will “never know exactly why” a “dream” move to Ferrari never materialized in his career.

F1’s most successful driver has always been linked to F1’s most successful and famous team over the years – especially at the end of the 2019 season – but never came close to joining Scuderia.

And he’s extremely unlikely to ever do so, with his current contract with Mercedes tying him to 2023 and the age of 38.

Addressed exclusively to Sky Sports and Italy, the seven-time champion Hamilton said “it is really going to be crazy to think that I have never driven for Ferrari”.

“Of course I look at color and red, it’s just… it’s still red,” he added. “I have a few Ferraris at home, so I can drive a Ferrari, but not the a!

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Lewis Hamilton became the first F1 driver to achieve 100 career victories after winning the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi

Lewis Hamilton became the first F1 driver to achieve 100 career victories after winning the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi

“For everyone it’s a dream position. It was just never really possible for me.

“I’ll never know exactly why, but I wish them all the best and I’m going to spend the next moment of my time preventing them from winning the championship!” “

While Ferrari are the most successful team in F1 history – with a total of 31 driver and manufacturer titles – the last of them returned in 2008, the year Hamilton won its first championship. Hamilton has since added six more while Ferrari has come close but not close enough.

There were links to Hamilton when he left McLaren for Mercedes in 2012 and even stronger rumors in late 2019 as the Englishman, who met Ferrari bosses, enters the final year of his contract the following season.

In 2020, however, Ferrari signed Carlos Sainz as a replacement for Sebastian Vettel, while also falling back to midfield.

In the same interview, Hamilton admitted that he had considered retiring several times over the past few years – and said he would continue until the “hunger” and “desire” ceased.

Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris joined forces mid-interview after their dramatic battle that culminated in Hamilton's 100th career victory

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Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris joined forces mid-interview after their dramatic battle that culminated in Hamilton’s 100th career victory

Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris joined forces mid-interview after their dramatic battle that culminated in Hamilton’s 100th career victory

“There are definitely a lot of times that I’ve had in the last four or five years that I’ve been like, I don’t know if I want to keep giving or sacrificing training and my personal life,” did he declare.

“There are other things that I would love to do, normal things that I want to do … but on the other side, I’m like, wow, I’m so lucky to be able to do this job.”

“In the grand scheme of things, it’s a bit of your life. There is a long, very long period of retirement.

“So I try to find the right balance. If I’m still hungry, if I can still train like I did when I was a kid, which I do now, and still get great results… then great.

“If I start to slow down I can’t be bothered to train and I’m not as motivated so I know that’s when I have to stop. “

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