Hamilton's Secret Conversations with Ferrari Unveiled
Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has finally opened up about his discussions with Ferrari, sparking rumors of a potential move away from Mercedes. The seven-time world champion admitted that he had talks with the Italian racing team before renewing his contract with Mercedes.
A Missed Opportunity for Hamilton?
Speculation about Hamilton joining Ferrari had been swirling for months, with reports of a lucrative £40m contract on the table. However, Hamilton confirmed that the offer never materialized and all conversations were informal. The British racer expressed respect for Ferrari but felt he was not yet ready to make the move to Italy.
Pressure Mounts for Hamilton to Leave Mercedes
With Mercedes struggling to keep up with Max Verstappen and Red Bull, there has been increasing pressure for Hamilton to seek new horizons. Former F1 star Johnny Herbert believes that Ferrari would have been the perfect fit for Hamilton's career, offering him the opportunity to secure an elusive eighth world title.
Herbert: Hamilton Must Leave Mercedes for Title Success
Speaking to The Mirror, Herbert expressed his belief that Hamilton's chances of winning another championship are limited unless he leaves Mercedes. He praised Hamilton as the right character and a perfect fit for Ferrari, highlighting the need for Hamilton to have confidence in his own position within the team.
"Based on the last couple of years, I don't see Lewis getting an eighth title," Herbert said. "The car has improved, but only to the extent of the gap behind Red Bull."
Verstappen Emerges as Formula One's Dominant Force
Recent performances by Max Verstappen have pushed him ahead of Hamilton, establishing Red Bull as the dominant force in Formula One. Hamilton's decision to remain with Mercedes now raises questions about his future in the sport and whether he can regain his championship-winning form.