FIA President Max Mosley has told Lewis Hamilton that he should one day race for Ferrari. Mosley is quoted by the German news agency GMM as saying that the Italian marque should be the intended destination of any top driver, given the Prancing Horse’s status and history in the sport. The 68-year-old added that McLaren were a good place to be at the moment, however.
“If I were Hamilton I would be happy to be at McLaren and I would be happy to move to Ferrari (in the future),” said the president.
Mosley also brought up the emotional significance of racing for Ferrari, which is often mentioned by drivers when asked for which team they would most like to drive.
“If I was a racing driver I would want to have driven a Ferrari for at least one season,” he added.
Hamilton has previously stated that his allegiance lies firmly with McLaren, with whom he has been associated since his karting days. Although the world champion’s intention is currently to stay with the Woking-based team, observers would imagine that if McLaren’s competitiveness were to wane, Hamilton would begin to look elsewhere.
Ferrari’s driver line-up is always the subject of much conjecture. Long-term possibilities for Maranello include Fernando Alonso, Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel, although any driver worth his salt can be linked with the Italian team.