Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard says he doesn’t see why Lewis Hamilton would choose to leave Mercedes for Ferrari.
Coultharrd, who spent much of his career with Mercedes during the McLaren Mercedes era, says he believes Hamilton will not choose to leave the German team for the “huggly, cuddly, emotional ride” with Ferrari.
“I’ve never felt that Lewis was ever going to go anywhere else (than Mercedes),” said Coulthard.
“I’m sure he is talking to Ferrari… but he’s only ever been with Mercedes. Why go and break that?
“Some people want that European twist to their life, but I think Lewis is quite happy in English-speaking territory. Britain and America. America for his play time, Britain for his racing.
“I don’t think he needs the huggy, cuddly, emotional ride that would come with Ferrari. And I don’t believe that Ferrari badge is etched on the inside of his mind since he was a wee kid.
“So why do it? Money? He’s got plenty of that.”
Coulthard previously believed that 35-year-old Hamilton was on his way to retirement, but now he thinks the Briton won’t be leaving Formula 1 any time soon.
“I have a much stronger feeling that he’s in it for another few years.
“So it does set us up for what could be an absolutely golden era of Formula One.”