mercedes wouldn't stand in hamilton's way of joining ferrari

14:30    12 May 2019

Mercedes AMG GP Team Chief Toto Wolff
Although the likelihood of Lewis Hamilton leaving Mercedes at the end of the 2020 is very slim, Wolff has revealed that he has discussed the possibility of the five times Formula One champion one day racing for Ferrari.

Mercedes team boss, Wolff, admits that Ferrari is the most iconic brand in F1 racing, and that if the 34-year-old decided to leave Mercedes in favour of a move to Ferrari there would be no drama.

"You have to simply acknowledge that probably it’s in every driver’s head to drive at Ferrari one day," Wolff told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix.

"It’s the most iconic, historic Formula One brand out there and I totally respect if a driver has the desire to drive at Ferrari.

"Even within the team we have discussed it and with Lewis we have discussed it and we have agreed on the topic," added the Austrian.

"We had the discussion when we negotiated the last contract and I think that you just have to be open-minded and understand that drivers will explore opportunities that exist and benchmark themselves."

Ferrari haven't won a drivers' title since 2007, and although improving of late, they still remain a fair distance behind a dominant Mercedes unit.
 

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