Not Ferrari: Lewis Hamilton reveals another team he wanted to race for

Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 career has consisted of successful spells with McLaren and Mercedes.

Other than winning a record breaking eighth world championship title to overtake Michael Schumacher, there is not a lot left that Lewis Hamilton could hope to achieve in F1.

The 38-year-old has however admitted that there is one team on the grid that he has always dreamed of driving for and it is not the iconic red of Ferrari that many would expect.

Hamilton has claimed that growing up he idolised the founder of Williams Racing Sir Frank Williams, resulting in him dreaming of racing for the team at some point in his career.

Unfortunately for Hamilton, his goals have never quite lined up with the team, as Williams have dropped from a team with the potential to win championships to being rock bottom of the championship in recent years.

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When speaking about his admiration for Sir Frank, Hamilton has admitted that he is upset to be witnessing the downfall of such an iconic team, but he remains hopeful that Williams will one day return to their former glory.

“I was hopeful at some stage that they were going to come back and be back at the front,” he told Sky Sports in 2020.

“I remember dreaming of driving the car that [Nigel] Mansell had, or one of DC’s [David Coulthard’s] cars or something… but it never turned into a real option for me. And that’s when I moved obviously to Mercedes.

“I’m a big fan of Sir Frank and his incredible contribution to the sport. He was always so positive to me and was one of the people I respected most here. He was probably one of the most honest, if not the most honest people in Formula One.

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“And so definitely sad to see an end of a chapter, but I think the legacy will continue.”

Sir Frank Williams tragically passed away in November of 2021 and with Claire Williams stepping away from her role as team principal in the same year, Williams has entered a new era away from its founding family.

With former Mercedes strategic director James Vowles leading the team in 2023, Williams will be hoping that their journey back to the midfield can begin this season, with the exciting driver pairing of Alex Albon and American rookie Logan Sargeant in the cars.