Hamilton: "Me in Ferrari? Just rumors, I'm about to renew with Mercedes"

Hamilton: "Me in Ferrari? Just rumors, I'm about to renew with Mercedes"

No Ferraris. Lewis Hamilton is close to signing a renewal with the Mercedes. The British driver has denied the rumors that he would like to go to Maranello, a hypothesis relaunched this week by an English tabloid which wrote about an offer of 45 million from the Ferrari. "These are just speculations - said the seven-times world champion in the press conference that opens the weekend of the Monaco Grand Prix - My staff is working to get to close the renewal deal and here we are. And no, Ferrari is not he looked for me". Hamilton then spoke of the decision to cancel the Imola gp last week due to the floods: "It was right not to race at Imola thinking about what happened in the region", he says, then returning to the next gp he adds "I'm happy to be here even if it will be difficult to understand if the updates will give us the answers we want. But we hope to get closer to our rivals."

Leclerc: "Hamilton super but happy with Sainz"

Also Leclerc he didn't shy away from the rumors about Hamilton's arrival at Ferrari: "Anyone would be happy to have him as a teammate because there's so much to learn. I'm happy with the current situation and I have a wonderful relationship with Carlos," said the Monegasque driver: "What do I expect from a teammate? That he's a fast mate, as we all look for. We're in F1 and we love being in the fight against the best. This doesn't mean that my mate isn't fast, Carlos is extremely fast. I'm not I'm the one who has to make the market choices. We'll see".

Charles Leclerc (afp)

Vasseur: "No offer to Hamilton"

Fred Vasseur, Ferrari team principal, jokes about it: "Two weeks ago I read that I had sent Sainz to Audi, last week Leclerc was at Mercedes, at this rate I will be left alone..." the words to Sky Sports UK. "At this stage of the season there is a different story every week but we are not making nor have we made any offers to Lewis Hamilton. Have I spoken to him? Having said that every single team on the grid would like one day to have Hamilton with them, in the last few 20 years, I think I've talked to him every weekend and I wouldn't want to stop doing it just because you're following me...Right now the most important thing for us is to stay focused on developing the car for the current season, in a couple of months there will be room to discuss the future".

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