The British Newspaper The Sun reported that Lewis Hamilton’s plan to move to Ferrari is obstacled by Sebastian Vettel, who will probably continue its relationships with the Maranello’s team.
The six-time Formula 1 World Champion responded to the article on his Instagram page, stating that Mercedes is his dream team and he has no desire to go to Ferrari.
Hamilton wrote: “First off, there is no dream of a dash to another team. I am with my dream team.
“Second, there's [sic] not a thing in my way as I’m not trying to move. I’m with the people who have cared from day 1. We are the best team! @mercedesamgf1.”
The first news about Hamilton moving to Ferrari spread around at the time of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when rumours reported that Hamilton met the Ferrari’s chairman John Elkann.
Ferrari admitted that the part had met. Nevertheless, the company’s Ceo Louis Camilleri pointed out that it was a mere social event, denying the discussions about Hamilton as a future Ferrari driver.
The Sun also remarked that the new contract between Vettel and Ferrari was about to be finalized, reporting the quotes from the German driver.
“Whatever the deal will be like, it will be whatever I and the team will be comfortable with,” Vettel told the media in a conference call last week. “In terms of duration, I don’t know. Normally the contracts I’ve had in the past were all three-year deals. I know I’m one of the more experienced drivers in Formula 1, but I’m not the oldest and I don’t think there’s an age limit in this regard.”