Motorsport: Lewis Hamilton dismisses talk of 'dream move' to Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton. Photo credit: Getty

Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has dismissed talk of a 'dream move' to Ferrari, saying he is already with his dream team at Mercedes and isn't seeking to leave.

The 35-year-old Briton has won five of his titles with the dominant Mercedes factory team, while his first came with McLaren in 2008, when they were partnered and powered by the German marque.

Hamilton is off contract at the end of 2020 and media speculation had linked him to Ferrari, before the COVID-19 pandemic threw everything in the air, with the season yet to start and 2021 rule changes delayed to 2022.

After newspaper reports that his move to Ferrari had been dashed, with four-time champion Sebastian Vettel set to stay, Hamilton replied on Instagram.

"First off, there is no dream of a dash to another team," he said in a comment that has since disappeared. "I am with my dream team. 

"Second, there's not a thing in my way, as I'm not trying to move. I'm with the people who have cared from day one.

"We are the best team! mercedesamgf1."

Mercedes have won the last six drivers and constructors' titles, and one more for Hamilton would equal Michael Schumacher's record seven.

But the F1 season has yet to start, while Ferrari insist German Vettel is their first choice to partner Moneqasque youngster Charles Leclerc next year.

Also out of contract at the end of 2020, Vettel told reporters last week that he could have a new deal done before the season starts.

Leclerc has a contract to the end of 2024.