Hamilton rules out Ferrari switch

Dec.4 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has ruled out a move to Ferrari.

The quadruple world champion’s Mercedes contract runs out at the end of next year.

“I cannot imagine moving to Ferrari and I do not think that will change,” he told Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper.

Indeed, it is believed Hamilton is in talks with Mercedes about a new contract, even though he often talks about retirement.

“I have been connected to Mercedes for 13 years, which is longer than many other employees and longer than any other driver in F1,” he said.

“I am proud that I work for them and I hope I can finish my career here,” he added.

Hamilton said he expects a close fight with Ferrari and Red Bull next year.

“The greater the pressure on me, the more critical the situation, the better it is for me,” he insisted.

“Mercedes is in great shape right now and I don’t see anything that could change that.”

Related News

  • 29/07/2015 Wolff defends Hamilton after dire Hungary GP Jul.29 (GMM) For the first time in the 'power unit' era otherwise dominated by the German team, Mercedes "did not deserve" a podium finish in Hungary. That is the admission of team boss […]
  • 28/08/2017 No Hamilton contract talks this season – Wolff Aug.28 (GMM) Toto Wolff has scotched rumours the extension of Lewis Hamilton's contract will be a topic over the course of the next months. At Spa, rumours emerged that suggested on the […]
  • 29/09/2017 Hamilton eyes Mercedes contract talks Sep.28 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he would like to negotiate a new contract with Mercedes. Throughout 2017, the triple world champion has been sending mixed messages about his future -- […]
  • 20/08/2015 Ferrari keeps Raikkonen for 2016 Aug.20 (GMM) Ferrari has ended speculation about Kimi Raikkonen's future by re-signing the Finn for 2016. "The driver lineup next season will still consist of the Finnish driver and […]
  • 17/11/2016 Haug backs Rosberg to tie up title Nov.17 (GMM) Norbert Haug has backed Nico Rosberg to put the lid on his first world championship next weekend in Abu Dhabi. A third place will seal the 2016 crown for the German, but […]
  • 17/04/2016 Rosberg ‘walking away’ with title – Hamilton Apr.17 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says it is too early to say his world championship chances are dwindling. That is despite the fact the points gap to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg could blow […]
  • 17/03/2015 Button says F1 cannot ‘ban’ Mercedes Mar.17 (GMM) World champion Lewis Hamilton has joined his Mercedes bosses in hitting back at Red Bull's 'wailing'. Struggling Red Bull has called on F1 authorities to take action against […]
  • 13/12/2017 No desire to fix Rosberg friendship – Hamilton Dec.13 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he has no desire to fix his relationship with his former teammate Nico Rosberg. As they bitterly fought for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 championships at […]
  • 28/11/2017 Hamilton under pressure to use number 1 Nov.28 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton says he still does not want to wear the number 1 in 2018. Traditionally in F1, the world champion wears the number 1 the following year. But since drivers […]
  • 21/07/2015 Rosberg sure he can win 2015 title Jul.21 (GMM) Nico Rosberg is sure he can keep pushing teammate Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the 2015 title. Last year, the Mercedes pair had a close duel for spoils, with Hamilton […]