Lewis Hamilton should not rule out one day switching from McLaren in order to race in formula one with the famous Ferrari team.

Lewis Hamilton should not rule out one day switching from McLaren in order to race in formula one with the famous Ferrari team.

That is the advice to the 23-year-old British driver of FIA president Max Mosley, who on Wednesday met for a media briefing and lunch with journalists in London.

Hamilton, F1's new reigning world champion, has stated his total commitment to Mercedes-powered McLaren, explaining that he can imagine always driving for the team.

But Mosley said: "If I were Hamilton I would be happy to be at McLaren and I would be happy to move to Ferrari (in the future)."

The 68-year-old Briton said he has no idea how Hamilton's career will actually pan out, but believes most drivers harbour an ambition to drive for the sport's oldest and most famous team.

Mosley mentioned his friend Gerhard Berger, who spent two separate spells at Ferrari in both the 80s and 90s, and also drove for McLaren, as recalling "no better feeling" than "winning at Monza in a Ferrari".

Max Mosley admitted: "If I was a racing driver I would want to have driven a Ferrari for at least one season."

 

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