Ferrari boss is an ‘ally’ of Lewis Hamilton amid rumoured move

Lewis Hamilton has been linked with a move to Ferrari after a string of disappointing performances at Mercedes.

Rumours are swirling that Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari have begun talks over a possible switch that would see the seven-time world champion join the iconic Italian team.

With Hamilton already believed to have a close ally at Ferrari, Mercedes could be in a tricky situation, as the Brit looks for the best option to help him achieve a record-breaking eighth world title.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has confidently claimed that Hamilton will sign an extension to his current deal in the next few weeks but there is still no sign of an agreement being reached.

The Daily Mail has reported that Ferrari are preparing to offer Hamilton a way out, as the Brit hopes to secure his first victory since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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Despite the promises, Ferrari might not provide the opportunity Hamilton desires, with the Prancing Horse having endured its own tough time in the new era of regulations.

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz only managed four race wins last year and Ferrari have only managed one podium in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this season.

Hamilton reportedly has a £40 million per year offer on the table, with “close contact” apparently having been arranged between the Mercedes driver and Ferrari executive chairman John Elkann.

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Elkann is thought to be an “ally” of Hamilton, so the relationship could help to seal the deal, with the Ferrari official choosing the driver line-up for next season.

Both Leclerc and Sainz have previously committed to a future with Ferrari, so it’s not clear which driver would step aside for Hamilton.

However, Leclerc has been linked to a move to Mercedes if Hamilton vacates his seat, with the Monegasque frustrated by his inability to secure a world title with Ferrari.