Lewis Hamilton could make a “dream” move to Ferrari in 2020 according to motorsport pundit Tony Jardim. Hamilton, who has been linked with the iconic Italian team several times throughout his career, has driven for McLaren and Mercedes so far in his F1 career but a move to Maranello could be on the horizon.
The reigning world champion’s current deal with Mercedes is set to expire after the conclusion of the 2020 season but Jardin reckons that Hamilton may stay in F1 to round out an incredible career with ‘F1’s Manchester United’: “Yes, after those two years (at Mercedes), he might finish his career (at Ferrari) and do a two-year deal with them, which would be fantastic,” Jardine told Express Sport. Any driver always thinks about going to drive for Ferrari because it’s the dream. It’s like the Manchester United of the sport. It’s the red colours, it’s the heritage, this incredible history. British drivers have done very well there. You look at (Mike) Hawthorn, you look at (Peter) Collins, you look at Nigel Mansell and the Italians absolutely loved him. They would love to see the Lewis Hamilton helmet in the red Ferrari, it would be absolutely stupendous. I’m sure that’s in the back of his mind and I’m sure there have been discussions in the past.” – he explained.
Although the career move would be a tantalising prospect to most, Jardim admitted that should Scuderia Ferrari not improve by then, the move may well never happen: “But, if Ferrari were doing badly, I don’t think he’d go there. Ferrari would have to be looking good and be a good prospect. But it’d be a great way for him to finish his career.” – he concluded.