Fans have wild dreams after Lewis Hamilton was seen talking to Ferrari

‘Lewis Hamilton in a Ferrari with a yellow helmet would slap’: Fans let their imaginations run wild after the seven-time champion was spotted talking to rival team principal Frederic Vasseur

  • Fans have reacted to pictures of Lewis Hamilton talking to Ferrari in Azerbaijan
  • Hamilton needs one more world title to eclipse Michael Schumacher’s record
  • The seven-time champion was seen talking to Ferrari principal Frederic Vasseur 

Fans have reacted with wild imaginations to pictures of Lewis Hamilton talking to the Ferrari boss at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hamilton, 38, races for Mercedes, but has been spotted in conversation with Ferrari’s team principal Frederic Vasseur.

The 54-year-old Vasseur took up the role at Ferrari this year after moving across from Alfa Romeo. For this F1 season, the Frenchman is overseeing Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz as the drivers of the iconic red cars. 

Hamilton is out of contract at the end of the current campaign, which may offer an opportunity to Ferrari, or any other constructor looking for a new – albeit very experienced – driver. 

Lewis Hamilton was spotted speaking to Ferrari Team Principal Frederic Vasseur in Azerbaijan

‘I can already hear the Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari rumors’, one fan mused, while sharing pictures of the meeting. Another said they ‘would love it’ if Hamilton jumped ship to the famous Italian constructor, and someone else said: ‘Lewis in a Ferrari with a yellow helmet would slap’.

Twitter users were excited about the potential of Hamilton joining up with Ferrari next year

Following the success of Netflix’s hit documentary showing the behind-the-scenes world of F1, someone quipped: ‘The next series of Drive to Survive gets tasty…’, while another said: ‘Man is dragging lewis to ferrari’. 

Ferrari have not had a Formula One World Champion since 2007, when Kimi Raikkonen pipped Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to the title by just one point. Now supporters believe it could be time to rewrite history, with one tweeting: ‘imagine he goes to ferrari and becomes their first champion since kimi’. 

Others commented on the drama surrounding a possible move for one of racing’s biggest stars

One even felt that it might be a move in the opposite direction with Vasseur replacing Hamilton’s current boss Toto Wolff. They wrote: ‘Or Toto’s successor at Mercedes.’

That being said, fans may be premature in their assumptions that it will lead to a change of team for either. Vasseur and Hamilton have history together in Formula 3 and GP2, before the British racer became a phenomenon in Formula One. 

One fan noted this, stating: ‘These two go way back don’t they? Lewis raced for ART (Fred’s junior team)’.

One fan highlighted that the pair’s joint history goes back to Hamilton’s junior racing days

Hamilton and Vasseur have worked together in the past, but fans are excited by the possibility

Hamilton has not won an F1 race in 17 months, and will desperately want a quick return to form if he is to contend for a possible eighth world title, which would take him out on his own for the record, ahead of Michael Schumacher’s seven championships, which the Stevenage-born racer tied in 2020. 

Hamilton finished sixth in the qualifying for the Sprint race at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with Frenchman Leclerc on pole position despite a late crash. 

Meanwhile in standard qualifying for Sunday’s full-length race, Hamilton finished fifth, with Leclerc’s Ferrari 0.188 seconds faster than the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.  

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