Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has dismissed speak linking Lewis Hamilton with a possible transfer to Ferrari when his present contract runs out on the finish of the 2018 F1 season.
Hamilton is at present chasing his fourth F1 world title and his third as a Mercedes driver however consideration is already turning in direction of the place he may probably be driving in 2019 when his deal ends.
Although Hamilton shouldn’t be in direct discussions presently, his contract is out-of-sync with main drivers round him as Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas are all ending offers this yr, making their potential selections crucial to his personal future actions.
With this in thoughts, hypothesis has linked Hamilton with a doable swap past his present Mercedes contract, most notably Ferrari, a group he has repeatedly referenced up to now. Nonetheless, it’s speak Wolff is eager to shoot down.
“I do not know who talked about Ferrari, no less than no one within the group and never himself. What he has stated was that he is a Ferrari fan, like all of us are, and it is a group each driver goals to drive in, full cease.
“He is in an excellent place, he drives the quickest automotive in the intervening time and that is a Mercedes. We have a contract that goes for one and half extra years and we’ve got had one of the best dynamic within the group till now. All of the speak has no relevance for me, zero.”
Hamilton signed a brand new three-year deal throughout 2015, taking him as much as the top of the 2018 season. His team-mate Bottas is barely contracted to the top of the 2017 season however is predicted to retain his seat for no less than 2018.