Hamilton unlikely to race for another F1 team 0

Hamilton unlikely to race for another F1 team

Lewis Hamilton has admitted the chances of him racing for another Formula 1 team during his career are slim, given the success he has enjoyed since signing with Mercedes.

The British driver has a contract with the Germans until 2018, but various sources have speculated that the three time champion could move to Ferrari in a swap deal with Sebastian Vettel, or even retire early.

Hamilton himself, when drawn on the matter, has commented that while it would be ‘cool’ to race for another team, it would be difficult to duplicate the level of success he has enjoyed since leaving McLaren for Mercedes.

“If I was to move, I would have to try and take what we have here and try to implement it somewhere else, but do I really want to do that? Is there a real need?” he recently said.

“Of course I look at other teams that I have admired, I look at Williams and look at how cool it would be to one day drive for Williams and help them get back to the top, but I don’t have a magic board.

“I don’t know how long that will take or even if that’s even possible, just that I admire Frank and the Williams team for its history.”

Hamilton has admitted that the romance of the Ferrari brand holds a place in his heart, but racing with the Silver Arrows provides him not only with a winning car, but also a potentially winning future.

If hew were to move away from Mercedes, he would most likely be moving away from F1 altogether.

“There’s no other team except for Ferrari that could ever be interesting, but right now I love being here, I love the people I work for, the people I work with and what the company represents.”

“I am so happy where I am,” he added.

“I tell you when I joined this team I couldn’t have imagined it being [so good]; regardless of our results, it’s the environment that I live in.

“I couldn’t have dreamed it being better and I am pretty sure there is no other team that has this environment, I am pretty certain of it.

“On top of that, when you’re a Mercedes driver, there’s no other team in the whole sport I think that takes care of its drivers like Mercedes does.

“So to turn your back and leave that behind, that is a really difficult call to make.

“If I was to jump ship from here, that would be when I stop. Mercedes take care of their drivers.

“Whether it’s including them in events, whether it’s including them in commercials, you continue to be an ambassador for the brand.

“Every single driver has been so that’s a lot to throw away.”

The next GP takes place at Spa in Belgium on the 27th August.

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