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Sport Ferrari star's huge call over Hamilton

01:55  03 december  2019
01:55  03 december  2019 Source:

Ferrari say they have cleared the air after Brazil collision

  Ferrari say they have cleared the air after Brazil collision UK-MOTOR-F1-FERRARI:Ferrari say they have cleared the air after Brazil collisionTeam boss Mattia Binotto said after the race at Interlagos that there would be a review with the drivers at the Maranello factory to go through what went on and how to prevent any recurrence.

Lewis Hamilton may be receiving a phone call from disgruntled Mercedes chiefs soon, after images of his personalised La Ferrari made their way online. Hamilton , however, has shown his soft spot for the iconic super-car producers, after pictures of his pristine model appeared on Instagram.

Ferrari star Charles Leclerc has vowed to take “quite a bit of risk” at the start of the upcoming race in Abu Dhabi in his bid to beat Max Verstappen. The Dutchman is still in the Ferrari star ’ s crosshairs and that is why he won’t be afraid to try new things this weekend as he needs to finish ahead of him.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari is applauded by third placed Lewis Hamilton © Getty Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari is applauded by third placed Lewis Hamilton Charles Leclerc has added further intrigue to Lewis Hamilton's future by revealing he would welcome Britain's six-time world champion to join him at Ferrari.

Hamilton's next move was the subject of intense speculation at the final round of the campaign in Abu Dhabi after Ferrari admitted for the first time that they want to sign the Englishman.

Hamilton, whose STG 40million ($A76 million)-a-season Mercedes contract expires at the end of next year, did little to play down Ferrari's flirtatious advances by refusing to rule out a move to the famous Italian team.

Boult in doubt for second test against England

  Boult in doubt for second test against England The Blackcaps are awaiting the results of an MRI scan.He only managed one over in the final day of the first test win, before succumbing to a side strain.

Lewis Hamilton is out of contract at the end of 2020 with Ferrari interested in signing the six-time F1 world champion who currently drives for Mercedes. JUST IN: Ferrari star Charles Leclerc fires warning to Max Verstappen over Abu Dhabi race start. Lewis Hamilton is out of contract at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton receives gift from Roger Federer. Ferrari star Charles Leclerc fires warning to Max And ahead of the Abu Dhabi GP, Binotto was asked whether he would like to bring Hamilton to "It has been a long, long time and they're a team I've always appreciated over the years so to earn the

Leclerc, 22, enjoyed a strong first season with Ferrari, scoring more points, more wins and more pole positions than his team-mate, the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Ricciardo suffers engine failure at Abu Dhabi GP

  Ricciardo suffers engine failure at Abu Dhabi GP Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the final F1 practice session of the season, but Renault's Daniel Ricciardo suffered engine failure.The Finn, who was also fastest in the opening session, improved on his afternoon benchmark with a lap of one minute 36.256 seconds under the Yas Marina floodlights.

LEWIS HAMILTON ’ S Mercedes boss says he will not stand in his way if he wants to join Ferrari . “They have two great drivers but who knows what the driver market will be doing over the next few And while Wolff says his main focus is to retain his star driver for the 2021 season, there is a growing

Hamilton added that Ferrari already has “two great drivers” in four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel and the highly promising 22-year-old Charles Leclerc. “I am totally relaxed about the situation,” Wolff said when asked about the speculation linking his star driver to Ferrari . “I am absolutely open to

And if Ferrari continue their pursuit of Hamilton, 35 next month, it will surely be as a direct replacement for the German, rather than Leclerc who is viewed as the team's man for the future.

"Of course I would welcome Lewis," said Leclerc, who finished third at Sunday's season-concluding race in the desert.

"We are in Formula One and we want to fight against the best.

"I have had a big opportunity to have had Seb next to me who is a four-time world champion and I have learnt a lot from him so you can always learn from these types of champions."

Hamilton will have time to ponder what could be the last contract of his Formula One career over the winter break with Toto Wolff revealing Mercedes' attempts to convince him to stay will not begin until the end of January.

Wolff's own future will be a factor in Hamilton's decision-making process with the Mercedes team principal, who has overseen five of Hamilton's six world championships, courted by owners' Liberty Media to run the sport.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice: Verstappen edges Mercedes F1 duo

  Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice: Verstappen edges Mercedes F1 duo Max Verstappen topped the final practice session of the 2019 Formula 1 season as three drivers lapped within a tenth ahead of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying .The Red Bull driver improved with less than five minutes to go to deny Mercedes a 1-2 in FP3, heading Lewis Hamilton by 0.074 seconds and Valtteri Bottas by 0.089s.Ferrari was less competitive in terms of outright pace, as neither of its drivers lapped within four tenths of Verstappen's benchmark, but used medium tyres instead of a second set of softs.

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has openly admitted he wants to sign Lewis Hamilton in 2021 and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff is not worried. Hamilton ’ s future beyond that is up in the air but Wolff is not concerned about losing his star driver.

Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto teased making a move for Hamilton in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Six-time world champion Hamilton then refused to deny he had held secret meetings with bosses of the Italian team. Even Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff explained there was a “25 per cent” chance the

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Play begins on NZ-England Test final day .
A drawn second Test and series win over England is on the cards for New Zealand as clouds gathered over Hamilton on the final day.Play began on time on the final day on Tuesday but a forecast of heavy rain in Hamilton from lunchtime is set to scupper England's already slim hopes of a win.

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