Coulthard: I don’t expect Hamilton to join Ferrari

Former F1 driver David Coulthard believes that Lewis Hamilton won’t be moving to Ferrari for 2021 and will remain with Mercedes for the foreseeable future.

“I’ve never felt that Lewis was ever going to go anywhere else (than Mercedes),” Coulthard told Reuters at the Autosport International Show.

“I’m sure he is talking to Ferrari… but he’s only ever been with Mercedes. Why go and break that?

“Some people want that European twist to their life, but I think Lewis is quite happy in English-speaking territory. Britain and America. America for his play time, Britain for his racing,” added the Scot.

“I don’t think he needs the huggy, cuddly, emotional ride that would come with Ferrari. And I don’t believe that Ferrari badge is etched on the inside of his mind since he was a wee kid. So why do it? Money? He’s got plenty of that.”

The former 13-time Grand Prix winner ultimately believes that Hamilton will remain with Mercedes for a few more seasons.

“I have a much stronger feeling that he’s in it for another few years,” concluded the Channel 4 commentator.

“So it does set us up for what could be an absolutely golden era of Formula One.”