Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel recently hinted at a contract extension with the Italian team. Once news of a possible renewal broke out, several media outlets took jabs at Lewis Hamilton over the possibility of a lost seat. Yesterday, Hamilton rightfully lashed out several publications for taking potshots at him. The Briton took to social media to give the media a piece of his mind.
With Vettel having a dismal season in 2019 and his contract expiring in 2020, several publications linked Hamilton with a seat at Ferrari. There were widespread rumors of the Briton having had talks with the Ferrari boss and the media fabricated several stories of a possible switch. Hamilton went on record to dismiss several news stories as false.
Recently, Vettel disclosed that he was likely to renew his Ferrari contract. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as team principal Mattia Binotto himself asserted that the German was a priority for the Scuderia. Nevertheless, several websites began publishing articles claiming Hamilton’s “dreams” of joining Ferrari were shattered.
The Briton, like Vettel, is also out of contract at the end of the season. However, many expect the 6 times World Champion to renew his contract with Mercedes for 2021 and beyond. Lewis vented his frustration against baseless rumors via an Instagram story, which read as follows:
“First off, there is no dream of a dash to another team.”
“I am with my dream team. Second, there’s not a thing in my way as I’m not trying to move.”
“I’m with people who have cared from day 1”
“We are the best team!” concluded the Brit, tagging the Brackley outfit in his post.
Hamilton has no logical reason to switch to a different team. Mercedes has dominated the competition ever since the introduction of the turbo-hybrid era. Furthermore, the German team isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The Briton has picked up 5 World Championships with the Brackley outfit and is hunting down Michael Schumacher’s legendary record of 7. Furthermore, Mercedes has powered Lewis Hamilton in his entire Formula One career.
As the reigning champion and undoubtedly the best driver on the grid right now, Hamilton’s best bet would be to stay put and chase title number 7.