Lewis Hamilton has ruled out a move to Ferrari.
The quadruple world champion’s Mercedes contract runs out at the end of next year.
“I cannot imagine moving to Ferrari and I do not think that will change,” he told Stuttgarter Zeitung.
Indeed, it is believed that Hamilton is in talks with Mercedes about a new contract, even though he often talks about retirement.
“I have been connected to Mercedes for 13 years, which is longer than many other employees and longer than any other driver in F1,” he said.”I am proud that I work for them and I hope I can finish my career here.”
He also said that he will never again be paired with a driver like Fernando Alonso.
The Briton made his Formula 1 debut over a decade ago alongside then-reigning world champion Alonso at McLaren.
When asked about the prospect of teaming up with Alonso again, “That will never happen,”
“Toto [Wolff] understands how the dynamics of a team works and compares it to a magnet. When two north poles meet, they repeal one another, so you need a north and a south pole.
“Two north poles results in negative energy, like in 2007 with Alonso and me.”
Hamilton spent six years at McLaren before his switch to Mercedes.
Hamilton said that he expects a close fight with Ferrari and Red Bull next year.
“The greater the pressure on me, the more critical the situation, the better it is for me,” he insisted.”Mercedes is in great shape right now and I don’t see anything that could change that.”
Hamilton has won three of his four world titles with Mercedes.