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Formula 1 reporter Will Buxton has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton has held talks with Mercedes’ biggest rivals over the years. The British driver has recently signed a one-year deal with Mercedes.
Hamilton started his F1 career with McLaren and joined the Silver Arrows six years later. He’s won six world titles in the last seven years to establish himself as one of the best drivers in Formula One of all time.
“Everyone is talking to everyone all the time,” Buxton said on The WaterBoys podcast. “Has Lewis had conversations with Ferrari? You bet.
“Has he had conversations with Red Bull? You bet. Everyone has conversations with everyone all the time just so if that opportunity ever comes up, they’re straight in there.”
Rumours of Hamilton joining Ferrari have been most persistent over the years with the 36-year-old toying with the idea. Hamilton at the time still had one year left on his Mercedes deal, but speculation was growing over what his next move would be.