Kravitz says Ferrari’s rumoured offer to Hamilton is “a bit of a low-ball offer”

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Sky Sports reporter Ted Kravitz says Ferrari’s rumoured £40m offer to Lewis Hamilton “is a bit of a low-ball offer”, and “if it was £80m”, then “that would get people’s attention”.

The Daily Mail recently published a rumour that Ferrari is planning to offer Lewis Hamilton £40million to leave Mercedes and join the red team.

This report has been relayed by numerous other Formula 1 news outlets, including Sky Sports F1.

While talking about his rumour, Sky Sports’ Ted Kravitz said, if true, it is “a bit of a low-ball offer”.

“Firstly I think the £40m offer is a bit of a low-ball offer for Lewis Hamilton,” the Briton said on the Sky Sports F1 Podcast.

“It’s probably £5m less than what he’s on at the moment, and is something Mercedes are going to offer as part of not only the remainder of his driving career but also a longer-term association with the Mercedes brand, which is valuable to Lewis.

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“Number two, I think Ferrari are offering everybody a job for anything at the moment. Everyone is on Ferrari’s shopping list because Fred Vasseur says he is going to put together a crack team of amazing people around Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc to make them realise this is incredible.

“They offered Adrian Newey a job with big money! They are after the best and the biggest in Formula 1 at the moment as they seek to rebuild so it shouldn’t be a surprise if they offer Lewis Hamilton everything.

“If it was £80m that [Ferrari Executive Chairman] John Elkann had said then that would get people’s attention.

“I don’t think he’s likely to go. Maybe if he wins the elusive eighth at Mercedes once they get the car right eventually then potentially he might go and see if he can win another one with Ferrari.

“But he may be into his 40s by then,” Kravitz concluded.

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