British racing driver Lewis Hamilton admitted that it is difficult to believe that he will probably hang up his helmet as a Formula 1 driver without ever having worn Ferrari red.
The Mercedes driver confirmed that he is constantly asked by the Ferrari fans to think about joining the fabled Maranello marque:
“For years, whenever I come to Monza and see the fans, I hear them saying ‘Come to Ferrari!’,” the Mercedes driver said, as reported by Sky Italia – “It warms my heart but it’s pretty amazing that I’ve never driven for Ferrari after so many years. Because it’s a dream for everyone, a goal to be achieved. It’s never really been possible and I will never quite know exactly why.” – Lewis Hamilton explained.
He laughed: “I wish them the best and in the near future I will just have to stop them from winning the world championship instead. I have a couple of Ferraris at home that I can drive, but not the Formula 1 Ferrari” – Lewis Hamilton added.
Scuderia Ferrari is betting instead on the much younger Charles Leclerc, with fellow youngsters Max Verstappen, George Russell, Lando Norris and others all also on the rise in Formula 1.
“Honestly, I’m not afraid of that,” Hamilton replied, when asked regarding the possibility of the younger generation to adapt more easily to the all-new cars for the 2022 Formula One championship:
“But that’s part of the reason why I want to stay in F1, because it will really be an opportunity to show my skills. I believe my experience can be important to the team but also the development of George, who is already very fast but he will surely learn from me, because I have been in F1 for the longest time. And I will also be able to learn from him. I have no qualms about learning from someone younger,” said Hamilton. “I have no fear, I just want to win.” – he concluded.