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Lewis Hamilton reveals how close he came to bombshell Ferrari switch

Lewis Hamilton celebrates seventh world title

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Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he had held talks with Ferrari about switching to the Italian manufacturers from Mercedes. Hamilton won his seventh world title with Mercedes and equaled Michael Schumacher’s record on Sunday.

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport,Hamilton said: “We were never really close.

“We talked on occasion but we didn’t go beyond understanding what options were on the table and they weren’t the right ones.

“Our positions have never aligned. I think timing matters and things happen in the end for a reason.

“In recent seasons my contract always expired in years different from that of all the other drivers. In the end, it went like this.”

source – FoxSports

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