lewis hamilton likely to leave mercedes for ferrari in shocking move

17:00    05 Feb 2019

Lewis Hamilton
A shock move from Mercedes AMG Petronas to Scuderia Ferrari remains a possibility for current Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.

This is according to Motorsport expert Tony Jardine, who can see the move between F1’s two pacesetters happening when Hamilton's current deal expires.

The British driver is under contract at German constructor Mercedes for another two seasons.

However, Hamilton has previously hinted he could one day race with Italian constructor Ferrari.

"Yes, after those two years [at Mercedes], he might finish his career [at Ferrari] and do a two-year deal with them, which would be fantastic," Jardine told Express Sport.

"Any driver always thinks about going to drive for Ferrari because it’s the dream. It’s like the Manchester United of the sport. It’s the red colours, it’s the heritage, this incredible history.

"British drivers have done very well there. You look at [Mike] Hawthorn, you look at [Peter] Collins, you look at Nigel Mansell and the Italians absolutely loved him," he added.

"They would love to see the Lewis Hamilton helmet in the red Ferrari, it would be absolutely stupendous. I’m sure that’s in the back of his mind and I’m sure there have been discussions in the past.

"But, if Ferrari were doing badly, I don’t think he’d go there. Ferrari would have to be looking good and be a good prospect. But it’d be a great way for him to finish his career."

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