Lewis Hamilton never drove for Ferrari in Formula 1 and probably never will. Was there never the chance?
Recently, Lewis Hamilton, in an interview with Sky Sports F1 points out that while it is every Formula 1 driver’s dream to one day drive for Ferrari, it has never been possible for him. He then went on to add that he wasn’t quite sure why it never happened.
Can Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali perhaps explain that when he also joins for a conversation with Sky Sports F1? After all, Domenicali was Ferrari team principal from 2008 to 2014 and admits he has toyed with the idea of signing the now seven-time world champion.
“To be honest, yes. We have indeed talked about that,” said the Italian. Asked why it didn’t happen, Domenicali seems to indicate that it was Hamilton himself who prevented a switch at the time: “I often think of the film in situations like that. sliding doors. There are times when you do get into an elevator and there are times when you stay on the same floor,” it sounds cryptic. Hamilton stayed on “his own floor”.
“At that point in his life, the situation was just like that for Hamilton,” continues Domenicali, who believes Hamilton cannot blame himself: “Not if you look at the great career he has now.” And Ferrari? Is that really a closed chapter for Hamilton? Domenicali thinks so: “That opportunity is now lost.”