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Published: 13:22 | 21/5/16

Hamilton denies Ferrari desire

Champion focused on Mercedes stay

Lewis Hamilton insists that he currently has no desire to become a Ferrari driver.

The former McLaren-Mercedes and now Mercedes works driver has been linked with a potential move to the Maranello-based outfit on several occasions.

However, although he admits that Ferrari is attractive, the three-time world champion claims to have no particular yearning to move from his current post.

“A Ferrari, whether it’s a road car or an F1 car, look awesome," Hamilton told Sky Sports F1. "There’s something particularly very special with the Italian passion for that team.

“But I’ve been with Mercedes since I was 13, more than most drivers at my age," added the Englishman, referencing his pre-Formula 1 association with the German manufacturer.

“I honestly don’t, at the moment, look over at Sebastian (Vettel) in the Ferrari and think, ‘damn it, I want his seat’.”

Hamilton believes that he may well work for Mercedes long after his F1 driving career has come to an end.

“I look at my team, the Silver Arrows, and think I’m a part of this history which I will be for way beyond my time, and I want to continue being a part of it,” said the 31-year-old. “When I stop racing, I still want to be a part of it.

“When you look at Sir Stirling Moss, when you look at all drivers still today in their old age, they are still with Mercedes; you’re with the brand for life.

“They take you under your wing, they look after you - you’re part of it forever. I can’t imagine myself not being a part of that.”

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