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Lewis Hamilton is SURPRISED he never made it to Ferrari and claims ‘it’s everyone’s dream’ to race for the F1 giants… while revealing that he’s thought ‘often’ about quitting the sport

  • Lewis Hamilton has admitted he ‘will never know why’ he didn’t race for Ferrari
  • The British star, 36, has spent his Formula 1 career with McLaren and Mercedes
  • However, he says it is ‘amazing’ that he has not driven for the iconic Italian team
  • Hamilton also revealed that he has thought ‘often’ about quitting Formula 1











Lewis Hamilton has admitted he will “never know exactly why” he never raced for Ferrari, as the Mercedes star admitted it is “everyone’s dream” to represent the famed Formula 1 team.

Hamilton, 36, has spent his 14-year F1 career with two teams – McLaren and Mercedes – and came close to switching from the Silver Arrows to Ferrari in 2019 after talks with chairman John Elkan.

However, a move never came to fruition and Hamilton’s immediate future lies with Mercedes, having recently signed a new two-year deal with the team.

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he ‘will never know why’ he didn’t race for Ferrari

But the British star opened up about his confusion about how a switch never materialized, before revealing that he has considered quitting the sport altogether.

“For years, when I came to Monza and walked next to the fans… I heard them say, ‘Come to Ferrari!’ he told Sky Sport Italia.

“This warmed my heart, but it’s pretty amazing that I’ve never driven for Ferrari in so many years. Because it is a dream for everyone, a goal to be achieved.

“It’s never really been possible and I’ll never know exactly why. I wish them the best and in the near future I will continue to prevent them from winning the world championship.

Hamilton started his F1 career with McLaren in 2007

He later joined Mercedes, where he has dominated F1

The 36-year-old has only represented McLaren (L) and Mercedes (R) during his career

However, he has admitted that it is 'everyone's dream' to ride for The Prancing Horses

However, he has admitted that it is ‘everyone’s dream’ to ride for The Prancing Horses

“I’ve seen pictures of their drivers and red is always red. I have a few Ferraris at home. I can drive it, but not the Ferrari F1.’

Hamilton added that thoughts of leaving F1 are coming in ‘waves’ but that he is determined to make the most of his career before retiring.

“That thought often occurs to me. It’s like a wave,” he revealed. “It comes and goes, there have been many occasions in the past four or five years where I didn’t know if I still wanted to try, sacrificing myself with training at the expense of my personal life.

“There are other things I like to do. So many things I would like to try. But on the other hand, I tell myself I’m so lucky to be doing this job.

Hamilton added that he has thought 'often' about quitting the sport to pursue other interests

Hamilton added that he has thought ‘often’ about quitting the sport to pursue other interests

“Over a fairly long period of time, the career in the car becomes just a small part, there is a lot of time to retire. It’s a matter of finding the balance.

“I tell myself that if I’m still hungry and I train like I was a boy, what I do, and if I still get great results… [but] if I notice that I am slowing down, no longer have the strength to train and am not motivated, then I know it’s time to stop.’

Hamilton took his 100th F1 win in Sochi on Sunday after a victory in the Russian Grand Prix. The win restores his slim lead in the world championship of just two points over Max Verstappen with seven races to go.

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