Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton hinted in a recent interview here>>> that he could retire at the end of this season, and now on the eve of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix he threw fuel on the fire by saying that he is a big fan of Ferrari.
Asked if he would consider joining the legendary Italian team, Hamilton replied, “That’s not something I’m thinking, at the moment all I think about is beating the Ferrari.”
“But I’ve made it no secret I’m a huge fan of the team, a big fan of Ferrari and what they’ve achieved in the history of motorsport and the normal world in terms of the cars that they make.”
“Who knows what the future holds, at the moment I can’t imagine myself being anywhere else but here. I’m really enjoying the fight we have with Ferrari and admiring them for the strong competition.”
In the interview with Auto magazine Hamilton said that he could “decide to stop at the end of this year” and, in Baku, was asked by reporters about the statement.
To which he responded, “The dream for a lot of sportsmen and women is to go out on top. I guess you could then say a lot of people stopped before their time. I haven’t decided whether I want to stop before my time, at the moment I don’t plan to.”
“There are many parts of what the season stops you doing. There are so many great things that come along with it, that I’m really enjoying at the moment, but for sure there are things I look at and think: Jeez, if I had the whole year there is so much I could achieve and so many things I could tick off the bucket list.”
“But then I’ll look back and think I’ve not been racing a Formula 1 car, so there is a time and a place for lots of different things. Prioritising is important and choosing the right times. I guess only God knows when the time is right for certain things.
“But right now I’m very, very fortunate being in this team. I’ve got an amazing team around me and a great boss who enables me to have part time for other interests which keep me going,” added the triple F1 World Champion who has driven only Mercedes powered cars during his Formula 1 career.
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