Lewis Hamilton Ponders ‘Dream’ Ferrari F1 Drive

Published 09/29/2021, 8:18 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is congratulated by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after winning the race and the world championship REUTERS/Clive Mason


Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has established himself as one of the greatest racers in the sport. He made his F1 debut with McLaren and then switched to Mercedes driver, the team he is signed with until 2023. It won’t be too baseless if you imagine–what about the most legendary team in the history of F1, Ferrari? Won’t one of the greatest drivers in the sport want to be associated with the team with the greatest history in the sport?

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The answer is no. In fact, Lewis Hamilton said that it’s “amazing” that he’s been in F1 so many years and hasn’t raced for Ferrari.

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Ferrari’s failed attempts to sign Hamilton

The Maranello-based team have tried to rope in Hamilton, according to him. But they have failed on every occasion.

Speaking to Sky Italia, he said“For many years, when I came to Monza, walking next to the fans … I could hear them saying “Come to Ferrari!”

“This warmed my heart, but it’s pretty amazing that I’ve never driven for Ferrari in so many years. Because it is a dream for anyone, a goal to be achieved.” (Translated via Google Translate)

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 5, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton speak after qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

“It has never really been possible and I will never quite know exactly why. I wish them the best and in my near future I will continue to prevent them from winning the world championship,” the Mercedes driver said.

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Ferrari has seen most of the big names in F1 drive for them

Even though the Tifosi have been able to lure in nearly all the big names in Formula One, the biggest one is out of reach for them. They managed to sign Sebastian Vettel who was a four-time consecutive World Champion with Red Bull in 2015. They managed to sign two-time world champion Fernando Alonso from Renault in 2010.

And looking back, they have had legends like Michael Schumacher and Niki Lauda drive the Rosso Corsa car.

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But they haven’t and probably will not ever manage to sign up Lewis Hamilton, the biggest name in F1 right now.

Currently, Lewis in his Mercedes and Max Verstappen in his Red Bull are battling it out for the World Title. And Ferrari is fighting with McLaren for the third spot in the constructors’ championship.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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