Sport Hamilton's explosive Verstappen claim

03:48  09 december  2019
03:48  09 december  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

Ferrari 'happy' Hamilton could be available

  Ferrari 'happy' Hamilton could be available Mattia Binotto has suggested that Lewis Hamilton's potential availability on the F1 transfer market for 2021 "can make us only happy".Like the majority of the sport's leading drivers, Mercedes star Hamilton's current contract runs out at the end of 2020 - the final season before 'New F1' in 2021 when cars designs, budget rules and sporting regulations are being overhauled.

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They also wrote that Hamilton and Verstappen highlighted the limited rear visibility inside the car and agreed Hamilton rejoined the track slowly after looking in his mirrors “at least twice”. Verstappen told the stewards he did not have much to say about the incident, and that "it' s just the decent thing to not

a motorcycle is parked on the side of a road: Lewis Hamilton.© Getty Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton claims Max Verstappen has been in contact with Mercedes about a potential drive in 2021, amid rumours the six-times world champion could finish his career at Ferrari.

Both Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas are off contract at the end of next season, as is Verstappen at Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo at Renault.

With a complete overhaul of the technical regulations to be implemented at the same time, the scene is set for the biggest shakeup of the sport in a generation.

Last week's season finale in Abu Dhabi muddied the waters somewhat in relation to Hamilton's future, after it emerged he'd twice met with Ferrari chairman John Elkann.

Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton grabs final pole of 2019

  Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton grabs final pole of 2019 Lewis Hamilton claimed the final Formula 1 pole position of the 2019 season in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver was fastest on the first runs in Q3 with a time of 1m34.828s.He then shaved a few hundredths off that time on the second run to post a 1m34.779s to consolidate his position at the top of the timesheets.Teammate Valtteri Bottas was second fastest, 0.194s slower, but has to serve a back-of-the-grid penalty for power unit changes.This means Max Verstappen will start second having set the third fastest time, 0.360s off the pace.

Hamilton who called Verstappen a d* was questioned by a reporter but the Championship Leader, Vettel, quickly responded with a classy response.

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Speaking at the FIA's prizegiving ceremony in Paris, where he collected the trophy for his sixth world championship, Hamilton said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff was already fielding calls from drivers looking to move in 2021.

"It's an interesting time because there's a lot of drivers who are seeking positions everywhere," Hamilton said.

"I'm talking about the calls Toto gets from every driver, including the one who was up here just recently (Verstappen), asking to come.

"Everyone is trying to leave their team to come to where we are. Which is an understandable thing because everyone wants to win, they all want to be a part of a winning formula.

"But I don't think it's a stressful thing at the moment. There's always a clear pathway of communication between myself and Toto. There's never been any secrets and that won't change."

Hamilton: Abu Dhabi pole 'extra special'

  Hamilton: Abu Dhabi pole 'extra special' Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton described his pole position in Abu Dhabi, his first in 10 races, as "extra special".The world champion had not claimed pole since the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in July.

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Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for a record-breaking sixth time after jumping Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas during a safety car period, as Sebastian Vettel wiped Max Verstappen out of third.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 03: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing is seen in the garage during day one of F1 End of Season Testing in Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 03, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)© 2019 Getty Images ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 03: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing is seen in the garage during day one of F1 End of Season Testing in Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 03, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images) Of the five drivers who have won the world title at least four times, all bar Hamilton drove for Ferrari at some point in their career.

The Scuderia admitted in Abu Dhabi they'd be interested in signing Hamilton for 2021 as a replacement for Vettel, with Charles Leclerc saying he would welcome the Brit as a teammate.

Balancing a possible move is the fact that Hamilton has had Mercedes power under his right foot for every one of his 13 seasons in Formula One, brand loyalty that needs to be taken into account when considering a potential switch to Ferrari.

Hamilton's future could be tied to that of Wolff, who's been linked with a role running the sport when his Mercedes deal expires next year.

Ricciardo's 'exasperating' race explained

  Ricciardo's 'exasperating' race explained Daniel Ricciardo and Renault endured another frustrating race at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.The world championship was already in the bag but Lewis Hamilton signed off 2019 with a convincing win in Abu Dhabi, although there was perhaps more interest in Hamilton's off-track moves this weekend with speculation over his future with Mercedes.

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LEWIS HAMILTON has praised the resurgence of Honda in F1 with Red Bull and loved one particular moment in the Australian Grand Prix.

"I love the people that I work with so it's really difficult to walk away from something that you love as much as I do," he said.

"The team, the organisation all the way through to the bosses.

"I've been with Mercedes since I was 13, so it's really hard to imagine myself being anywhere else. What we've built over the last period that I've been there the last seven years – obviously Mercedes have been working for longer than that – is at the moment kind of dominant, it's a strong force.

"I think it's taken us time to build that, to build the strength and depth from within and have the consistency we've had. It's not something that's just come overnight and other teams currently don't have the elements that we have in place and it takes time to build those things."

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Ferrari to launch 2020 car on February 11 .
Ferrari will launch their new Formula One car on Feb 11.Team boss Mattia Binotto told reporters at the Maranello factory that Ferrari were aiming to put a lot more aerodynamic downforce on the as-yet unnamed 2020 car.

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