Formula 1: Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton Have Discussed Move to Ferrari
Thedrive.com - Tue 14 May 08:44 GMT

F1's winningest modern driver has played with the idea of wearing red one day, his boss says.

Formula 1: Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton Have Discussed Move to Ferrari

  Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team principal Toto Wolff revealed in an interview that he has discussed the possibility of his star driver Lewis Hamilton eventually driving for Scuderia Ferrari.

  Wolff told Reuters that during the team's last contract negotiation period with Hamilton, which saw the Brit sign to drive the Silver Arrows through the 2020 season, a future Ferrari move wouldn't be off the table.

  "We had the discussion when we negotiated the last contract and I think that you just have to be open-minded and understand that drivers will explore opportunities that exist and benchmark themselves," Wolff told the business publication.

  Wolff seemingly believes that whether the Brit stays is contingent on whether he expects a competitive car, though if Hamilton does decide to don red, there won't be any hard feelings at Mercedes.

  As this will be the final year of Hamilton's current contract, that Ferrari seat may become available at a time opportunistic for the Brit.