Lewis Hamilton tells Fernando Alonso: ‘That won’t happen to me’

Lewis Hamilton has addressed the ongoing speculation about his future and a potential move to Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton has opened up about his relationship with Ferrari and the absence of any official offers from the Italian team. 

While the prospect of Hamilton donning the iconic red of Scuderia Ferrari had stirred conversations in the early months of the 2023 F1 season, the British driver has maintained that such a move was never on the horizon.

Rumours reached their peak ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix when reports emerged of a staggering £40 million offer allegedly extended by Ferrari to secure Hamilton’s services for the 2024 season. 

However, Hamilton promptly dismissed these claims, setting the record straight.

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In an interview with BLICK, Hamilton addressed the persistent speculation surrounding his potential move to Ferrari and the reasons behind it. 

When asked if he had considered switching teams, he responded with a straightforward, “Not really.”

Furthermore, when the topic of official offers from Ferrari was broached, Hamilton was unequivocal in his response. 

“Never,” he declared, dispelling any notion that he had received a formal proposal from the Italian outfit. 

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He did, however, acknowledge that there had been some informal discussions. 

“Okay, we’ve definitely had a few irrelevant conversations,” Hamilton admitted. 

“I know a lot of good people there. But I never felt ready to move to Italy.”

As the Formula 1 world speculates about the future of the seven-time world champion, Hamilton offered insights into his retirement plans. 

Unlike his former teammate Fernando Alonso, who returned to the sport after stepping away, Hamilton emphasised that he wouldn’t make a comeback once he decides to retire.

“That won’t happen to me,” Hamilton asserted. 

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“When it’s over, it’s over. 

“I can’t imagine standing in the paddock or garage without then getting into a car. 

“But as I said before: never say never.”