With just one race of 2023, the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix, Hamilton’s aspiration to win an all-time record eighth championship appears to be a long shot.
His current deal is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, and if Mercedes can not quickly demonstrate their capacity to create a winning car, Hamilton may do the unimaginable and join a competing team.
In an interview with the Daily Express, F1 commentator Lazenby said, “I wouldn’t rule anything out.”
“I believe that if there is anyone who deserves the opportunity to race Max Verstappen in the greatest possible car, it would be Lewis Hamilton.
“He is not going to sign up with Red Bull while Max is working there. The dream of every race car driver is to one day compete for Ferrari.
“Lewis has been cited in the past as saying that he would love the opportunity to drive for Ferrari. If Ferrari manages to pull comfortably ahead of Mercedes, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility.
With Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz as its drivers, Ferrari is presently working toward their goal of challenging the dominance of Red Bull and Max Verstappen.
Hamilton has always stated that it has been and will continue to be his intention to sign a new contract with Mercedes that would carry him up to at least the age of 40.
He insisted during the first race weekend of 2023 that he will continue to fight until he wins one more championship, giving him the record for the most won overall.
Nonetheless, Hamilton insisted that the Mercedes W14 car was not competitive even before the F1 Bahrain Grand Prix. He claimed that the car’s design was not competitive.
Toto Wolff, the principal of the team, has acknowledged that the concept needs to be revised and stated the following regarding Lewis Hamilton’s future: “We’re all sticking together, and I don’t think that’s going to alter just because we had another start that was absolutely awful.”