Lewis Hamilton reveals he had “casual conversations” with Ferrari

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Lewis Hamilton reveals he had “casual conversations” about a potential racing seat with Ferrari in the past, but he “never felt ready to move to Italy”.

There has been a lot of talk in the media this year about the possibility of Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari, however, ultimately Lewis extended his Mercedes contract for two more years.

In a talk with BLICK, the Briton was asked if he received an offer from Ferrari at some point.

“Never,” Lewis said.

“Okay, we’ve definitely had a few casual conversations. I know a lot of good people there. But I never felt ready to move to Italy.”

Moving on to his new contract with Mercedes, Lewis was asked why it took so long form him and team boss Toto Wolff to come to an agreement.

“This isn’t the first time the two of us have discussed and haggled over details for hours. Always under the motto: ‘From Thursday to Sunday I belong exclusively to Formula 1.’


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Asked what about the rest of the week, the Briton explained:

“There are so many details about my promotional activities. I’m in a fortunate position with Toto. He is respected and admired by everyone. It’s easy to negotiate with him. And that makes him a great leader.

Lewis was then asked if he actually reads the entirety of an 80+ page F1 contract.

“Of course I want to know exactly what’s in there. But now it’s over 200 pages or a damn book.

“And that takes you days,” he concluded.

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