‘F1 needs Hamilton in a Ferrari, Ferrari need Hamilton’

Legendary F1 team boss Eddie Jordan believes Lewis Hamilton “should look to go to another championship-winning team” following Mercedes’ sluggish start to 2023.
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 2, Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 2…

Mercedes have started the year without a podium finish in the opening two rounds of F1 2023 - the first time this has happened in 11 years.

With Hamilton out of contract at the end of the year, the seven-time world champion may look elsewhere.

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Jordan - who owned Jordan Grand Prix in the 1990s and early 2000s - believes Ferrari would be the perfect fit for Hamilton.

“F1 needs Lewis Hamilton in a Ferrari and Ferrari needs Lewis Hamilton," he told OLBG. “Hamilton should look to go to another Championship-winning team, but the drama is who is going to move aside? Red Bull would not let Sergio Perez for Hamilton because they try to encourage drivers who have been through their teams to try and reach the top like Max Verstappen did. Hamilton is a McLaren man, but I can't see him going back there because of the position they're in. 

“The only other places I see Hamilton going is Ferrari or staying at Mercedes. At the moment, there's no contract signed and Toto Wolff said if he was Hamilton he would consider leaving. What would I be thinking if I was Hamilton, am I really loved here? What is actually happening at Mercedes? 

“I'm not in the thick of things like I used to be. I don't know Wolff's point of view on the situation but I believe when he says he wants Hamilton to stay. But the Mercedes is not good enough for Hamilton.”

(L to R): Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari with George Russell (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG
(L to R): Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari with George Russell (GBR) Mercedes…

Jordan says a swap between Charles Leclerc and Hamilton would be “mouth-watering”.

“Now that would be interesting,” he added. “Charles Leclerc is very much a Mercedes type of driver, and to see Leclerc and George Russell fight it out would be great. That could be a deal in heaven. I know Leclerc quite well as a person and he's magnificent, but so is Hamilton, so who is to say it would be any different. 

“I'm sure everyone in F1 would love to see a swap between Hamilton and Leclerc, that would be mouth-watering. When I dream of Hamilton going to Ferrari, it is just a thought because he has won seven world championship titles with Mercedes so he might want to stay. 

“Then again, all the great drivers would feel the pull of a great team like Ferrari, that's where I think Hamilton should end up.”

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