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Ferrari refuses to rule out Hamilton

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali refuses to rule out a move for Lewis Hamilton
Team principal Stefano Domenicali has refused to rule of the prospect of Ferrari making a dramatic approach to lure Lewis Hamilton away from McLaren.

Fernando Alonso's extended contract with the team, which ties him to the Maranello-based squad through to the end of 2016, had been seen as a deal that would rule out the possibility of a top-line driver like Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel being approached in future.

However, Domenicali insists that Hamilton is a driver who would be considered if there was a vacancy with the Ferrari line-up, with the team only interested in having the strongest possible drivers behind the wheel.

"I consider Lewis one of the top three drivers at the moment, one of the fastest drivers, so I consider him a potential driver for the strongest team," he told the Press Association when asked if Ferrari would consider signing the Briton, and if he would be able to work alongside former team-mate Alonso. "So I don't see why I have to say no to your question, and I reply to both in the same way.

"Never say never in life. People can change, can have a different approach. We've seen so many things happen everywhere around the world.

"Lewis is a strong driver, so in the future who knows what can happen?"



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USF1_Fan - Unregistered

May 21, 2011 3:26 PM

Hamilton joining Ferrari is impossible as long as Alonso is there. Alonso would not allow it, as we all know. Hamilton shamed Alonso badly at McLaren and usually beats him now. There is no doubt that in equal equipment Hamilton would beat Alonso more often than not which would relegate Alonso to the Number 2 driver. Does anyone really think Alonso would allow that? Me either.



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