‘I do not know why he would suppose he can be higher off at Ferrari than Mercedes’: Ex-F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says Lewis Hamilton is extra prone to retire than settle for a £40m-a-year to race in pink
Bernie Ecclestone believes Lewis Hamilton is extra prone to retire than settle for a suggestion to drive for Ferrari.
Mail Sport broke the information of the Italian group’s interest on Monday, reporting that they need the seven-time world champion as soon as his £40million-a-year contract with Mercedes expires on the finish of this season.
Hamilton, 38, is in talks over a renewal together with his present group principal Toto Wolff. Each events say a brand new deal will probably be struck.
Forward of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, Ecclestone, who ran the game for 40 years and stays in shut contact with the principle gamers, stated: ‘I don’t know why Lewis would suppose he can be higher off at Ferrari than the place he’s in the meanwhile.
Ferrari are set to supply Lewis Hamilton a bumper deal value £40m to race in pink subsequent season
Mercedes have only one podium end this season, with Hamilton’s second place in Melbourne
‘He is aware of all the pieces effectively and really at Mercedes. They know him, they usually have a number of respect for him so he couldn’t be higher sorted wherever.
‘Ferrari shouldn’t be a retirement residence both. They need to win the world championship greater than anybody. So, I feel he’ll keep at Mercedes, or he’ll retire.’