‘Shaking up’: Ex-team boss insists Lewis Hamilton should join Ferrari

While Lewis Hamilton’s partnership with Mercedes has delivered him six Drivers’ Championships, his future with the team is still uncertain.

Former Formula 1 team boss Eddie Jordan has called on Lewis Hamilton to partner with Ferrari before he retires from the sport, believing the pair would be a “match made in heaven.”

Jordan, who owned Jordan Grand Prix from 1991-2005, feels that the seven-time world champion’s time at Mercedes has run its course, after an 11-year career at the Silver Arrows.

With Hamilton’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, speculation is rife that he could jump ship to another team amid his current team’s struggles to produce a competitive car.

Hamilton was believed to have been offered a £62 million per season contract extension earlier this year, a rise of £22 million from his current deal, but he is yet to commit to a future at the Silver Arrows.

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Mercedes has been far off the pace of world champions Red Bull since the new era of regulations began last season, as they failed to design a car that can consistently fight at the front.

The poor design of the W13 last year saw Hamilton record his first ever winless season in Formula 1, while his old rival Max Verstappen cruised to a second Drivers’ Championship.

“There’s only one place he could go to in my opinion and that is Ferrari,” Jordan told The Express when asked about Hamilton’s future.

“A guy with the talent that he is, and I think it might be a [match made] in heaven.

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“I think Ferrari need shaking up and I think Lewis Hamilton needs shaking up, if they are going to continue.”

For Hamilton to join Ferrari, either Charles Leclerc or Carlos Sainz would have to step aside early, as both are locked into contracts beyond the current season.

Sainz has expressed his interest in remaining at Ferrari for many years to come, while Leclerc is thought to be disgruntled after last season saw poor strategy calls cost him a shot at a first world title.