LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed he did maintain talks with Ferrari about transferring to the Italian staff – however the supply wasn’t proper.
The Brit sealed a surprising seventh world title this weekend after one other dominant season in his Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton revealed he held talks with Ferrari over a blockbuster transferCredit score: Reuters
However there had been speak that Hamilton, 35, could leave the Silver Arrows for a move to the famed scarlet Ferrari along with his contract up this 12 months.
In an interview with revered Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the seven-time world champ revealed talks befell over a blockbuster swap.
He stated: “We have been by no means actually shut.
“We talked from time to time however we didn’t transcend understanding what choices have been on the desk and so they weren’t the precise ones.”
Talking about Ferrari, Hamilton added: “Our positions have by no means aligned.
“I believe timing issues and issues occur ultimately for a cause.
“In latest seasons my contract all the time expired in years totally different from that of all the opposite drivers. In the long run, it went like this.”
The Brit sealed a seventh world title with victory in Turkey on the weekendCredit score: Reuters
Lewis Hamilton stated he was ‘by no means actually shut’ to agreeing a cope with FerrariCredit score: Getty Photographs
He is also now ready to hash out a new £120m three-year deal with Mercedes after what appears like years of hypothesis over his future.
The 35-year-old has simply 43 days left on his contract with three extra races within the 2020 season.
When SunSport requested the reigning champion if now was the time to enroll now he’d secured the title, he stated: “Positively it’s one thing that we do have to get onto.
I simply all the time suppose, by the 12 months that I’ve acquired a job to do, I’ve acquired a contract in place, I don’t really feel like I ought to add stress.
“It must be natural and never one thing that’s compelled. So, I assumed I might wager on myself.
“Naturally there are days once you suppose ‘what occurs for those who begin making errors?’
“What occurs for those who worsen impulsively, you don’t put in these nice performances?
“Does your worth lower? Does your bargaining energy lower? Does your fame go off a cliff?
“I do know there’s situations in life the place you’re like ‘let’s enroll actual fast’, so that you assure your future, and for me, I’ve wager on myself.
“I do the work. I do know myself higher than anybody and I do know what I can do, and I understand how to do it. Higher than ever.
“And so, I wished to place it apart and wait till the job is finished.
“So, in all probability over these subsequent weeks – we’ve acquired three weeks within the Center East – so, now it’s a bit extra chilled however I nonetheless have three races forward of me that I wish to win.
“It’s not carried out however we’ll get it carried out, I’m positive.”