The idea of Lewis Hamilton at Ferrari recalls the madness turned reality of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: history teaches us that with the Agnelli family, nothing is impossible.
Lewis Hamilton wearing the Ferrari suit could be the new absurd story bearing the Agnelli family signature, following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus. The summer of 2018 remains engraved in the history of Italian sports, thanks to the duo of Andrea Agnelli and John Elkann.
So, if history is a teacher of life, it is appropriate to say that, once again, an apparently unattainable dream could become a reality. Even in the distant 2018, when the crazy idea of Ronaldo began to circulate, no one believed it. “Too absurd to be true,” yet… we all know how it ended.
Everyone will remember Ronaldo’s bicycle kick against Juventus in April 2018 in the Champions League. Not to mention the standing ovation at the Stadium for one of the greatest footballers in history. It is at that very moment, as we know, that the crazy idea is born in Andrea Agnelli, supported by his cousin John Elkann.
After just a few months, a blitz is organized in Greece with Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, and Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent. Thus, entirely unexpectedly, that meeting on Greek soil marks an epochal turning point for the history of Juventus and Italian sports.
Ronaldo is tied by a €1 billion clause to Real Madrid, but the Agnellis do not give up, managing to snatch the superstar from the Blancos. So, on July 10, 2018, the news of the decade arrives with Ronaldo ready to be immortalized wearing the black and white jersey.
That very image today, on February 1, can come to mind and make Ferrari fans dream, anticipating a “new” sensational story yet to be written.
It is needless to hide that the likely arrival of Hamilton at Ferrari has its pros and cons (similar to Ronaldo’s stay at Juventus). Some already wonder how the coexistence with the emerging star Charles Leclerc would be managed, some are hesitant about Hamilton’s age, and some argue that it would be a pure marketing choice.
However, seeing the seven-time world champion, the strongest driver in the history of F1 alongside Michael Schumacher, wearing the suit of the strongest team of all time is undoubtedly one of the most romantic images that the premier category of motorsport could offer. And the Agnellis already know a thing or two about crazy ideas turning into pure reality…