Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton has reportedly been rejected by Ferrari when he offered to drive for the legendary Italian team.
Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera report Ferrari have said “no” to both Hamilton and Red Bull’s Dutch driver Max Verstappen after they offered to join the team.
The report states that “both Hamilton and Verstappen in recent months, have “offered themselves” to Ferrari “in different ways and times, receiving courteous but firm refusals”.
Hamilton has reportedly been interested in driving for the Italian team for some time and with his contract in Mercedes ending in 2020, rumours have been stirring about the English driver’s future.
Hamilton, a five-time Formula One Champion, is having a great year and is aiming for his sixth Championship, which would leave him one behind Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher.
The current drivers for Ferrari are Sebastian Vettel and the Charles Leclerc. Leclerc is only 21 years old and reports suggest Ferrari are looking for him to take the team forward into the future.
Corriere della Sera report that Ferrari “are convinced” Leclerc offers “guarantees” for the future after his first year of “high-pressure” driving. The report suggests Ferrari see Leclerc as a “jewel” and they are looking for him to become the centre of the team ahead of Hamilton.
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