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Max Verstappen Doesn’t Rule Out Future Ferrari Move – “Never Say Never”

Max Verstappen, while discussing Lewis Hamilton’s 2025 Ferrari switch, hinted at the possibility of a future move to Ferrari, keeping his options open for the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Max Verstappen, currently with Red Bull Racing until 2028, commented on Lewis Hamilton’s transition to Ferrari in 2025, indicating that he wouldn’t dismiss the idea of joining Ferrari himself in the future.
  • Lewis Hamilton’s surprising decision to leave Mercedes and join Ferrari for the 2025 season shocked the F1 community, given his longstanding association with Mercedes and team boss Toto Wolff. Many had expected him to end his career with Mercedes.
  • Verstappen expressed contentment with Red Bull at present but acknowledged that he wouldn’t entirely rule out a move to Ferrari in the future, recognizing the uncertainties of life and career trajectories.

In a surprising turn of events, Lewis Hamilton recently announced his departure from Mercedes to join Ferrari for the 2025 season, causing ripples across the Formula 1 landscape. Despite his deep-rooted connections with Mercedes, including team principal Toto Wolff, Hamilton’s decision to switch teams caught many off guard. Speculation suggests that Hamilton’s dream of racing for Ferrari, combined with two winless seasons under the ground effect era, might have influenced his choice.

Speaking ahead of Red Bull’s launch of the 2024 RB20, Verstappen commented on Hamilton’s move to Ferrari, expressing his thoughts on the matter. He stated, “At the end of the day, if someone wants to drive for Ferrari, especially someone like Lewis who has already achieved so much, if that’s his dream and goal… Again, we don’t know the talks they’ve had, at Mercedes, at Ferrari, what has been promised, what they think is coming.”

However, Verstappen made it clear that while he respects Ferrari, a move to the Italian team isn’t at the forefront of his mind at the moment. He emphasized, “I’m happy where I’m at. I’m comfortable in the environment I’m in so it’s not something I’m looking to change or whatever but again, in my life, you always want to experience so never say never but, for me now, it’s not even in my head.”

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