Lewis Hamilton Confirms Holding Talks With Ferrari but Explains Why They Collapsed

Published 11/18/2020, 8:30 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason


Lewis Hamilton won his 7th World Championship at the Turkish Grand Prix. Starting at P6, the Briton conjured up a magnificent race to claim his championship. He displayed impressive skills and patience to win the race.

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In the post-race interview, Hamilton explained his bigger purpose to continue racing in Formula 1. He said the desire to do it to inspire others keeps him motivated. The love for his team drives him to be successful.

In an exclusive interview with Gazzetta Motori, he talked about his first impressions of Mercedes, Niki Lauda, and his idols, among other things. During the interview, he was also asked about his chances of racing with Ferrari.

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He clarified, “We talked on occasion, but we didn’t go beyond understanding what options were on the table, and they weren’t the right ones. Our positions have never aligned, I think timing matters and things happen in the end for a reason.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton poses with his dog and teammates as he celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason

Lewis Hamilton explains his first impressions of Brackley

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Lewis Hamilton made a move from McLaren and joined Mercedes in 2013. He said, “The Mercedes headquarters was more spartan, and I liked it because I thought: These people spend money on racing and not on appearance.

He pointed out that McLaren spent a lot more on images and less on engineers and car developments. “Then I moved on to another team that put their money where it mattered: aerodynamic research, carbon fiber specialists, and so on. And I won,” he further added.

Hamilton was already sure about his future with the team by then. He explained, “Then I moved on to another team that put their money where it mattered: aerodynamic research, carbon fiber specialists and so on. And I won.”

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Lewis Hamilton has equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of 7 World Championship titles. It is safe to assume that Hamilton will look forward to breaking the record next season. Meanwhile, the silver arrows will look forward to extending their record to the 8th Constructors’ Championship.

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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