F1 Professional Claims Lewis Hamilton Ought to Solely Be part of Ferrari if Wage is Doubled

LEWIS HAMILTON shouldn’t transfer to Ferrari except they DOUBLE his wage.

That’s the view of System One knowledgeable Peter Windsor.

Lewis Hamilton has been advised to not head to Ferrari except they DOUBLE his wageCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty

The F1 driver is out of contract at the end of the season

The F1 driver is out of contract on the finish of the seasonCredit score: Getty

Seven-time world champion Hamilton is out of contract on the finish of the season, sparking rumours he may depart Mercedes.

Ferrari have been earmarked as his subsequent vacation spot, with the Mail reporting there was “shut contact” between Hamilton and Scuderia president John Elkann.

Hamilton, 38, reportedly earns a whopping £45million-a-year with the Brackley-based constructor, making him one of many highest-paid drivers on the grid.

The Mail’s report provides Ferrari and Mercedes have the monetary muscle to supply related packages at round £40m, helped by drivers falling exterior of F1’s new finances cap.

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Nonetheless, Windsor – an award-winning F1 journalist and former supervisor at each Williams and Ferrari – believes the Brit ought to solely take Ferrari’s supply if the phrases are DOUBLED.

Talking on a YouTube dwell stream, he stated: “I’ve seen just a few numbers bandied round. One was £40m.

“If I used to be Lewis Hamilton, I’d be going for lots greater than £40m since you may argue that Lewis, with the Ferrari model and what he may do for the Ferrari model, ought to be considering when it comes to no less than £50m only for PR and model turnaround.

“After which how a lot is he value as a driver, as a pure race driver? You’d must say £25-30m.

Peter Windsor believes a Hamilton-Ferrari deal should be worth at least £80million

Peter Windsor believes a Hamilton-Ferrari deal ought to be value no less than £80millionCredit score: Getty

“£40m? I might say about £80m could be extra logical. And in the event that they’re not going to pay that type of cash, I don’t assume he ought to do it.”

When it comes to efficiency, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have been irrepressible in incomes race wins this season, with Verstappen successful 4 – together with the Monaco Grand Prix – and Perez two.

Consequently, race wins have been exhausting to return by. Although Hamilton has managed to squeeze one podium in to date this season and he’s but to complete beneath P6.

Nonetheless, Mercedes can be hoping their fortunes will change rapidly after implementing £1m value of upgrades.

In the meantime, regardless of robust one-lap tempo, Ferrari have additionally claimed only a single podium spot by means of Charles Leclerc – who hinted Hamilton was his perfect team-mate.

Windsor continued: “I feel he ought to keep at Mercedes and search for some long-term deal at Mercedes and proceed.

“As a result of what you don’t need to do in the event you’re Lewis Hamilton is depart Mercedes simply as they’re going to be aggressive as a result of the chances are, having been uncompetitive for thus lengthy, {that a} group that large and that good will finally discover a manner.

“That’s one other situation for Lewis, so he might effectively keep the place he’s and it could possibly be the cash that decides it.

“If I used to be managing Lewis and it was £40m, I’d say: ‘Nah, keep the place you might be.’

“Ferrari [is a] big model for Lewis Hamilton to place his title to. Huge. And that’s [worth] much more than a £40m deal in my opinion.”

He then added: “If Lewis goes to Ferrari, it’s such an enormous unknown when it comes to how aggressive that automobile could be that, if I used to be Lewis, I wouldn’t go for lower than £80m.

“I did say £100m to a mate the opposite day and he stated: ‘That’s a bit a lot, isn’t it?’ I stated: ‘OK, let’s deliver it right down to £80m…’

“However £40m? You’ve received to be joking. If he does it for £40m, hats off to him as a result of it means he’s simply doing it for the love of the game.

“I’m not decrying the enormity of £40m, however I’m simply saying for that he would possibly as effectively keep at Mercedes actually.”

The Spanish GP is up subsequent for Hamilton and Co.

Earlier than Verstappen received final 12 months’s race, Hamilton had received 5 in a row across the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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This 12 months will see the monitor’s controversial third sector chicane minimize and changed with a quick and winding right-hander earlier than the ultimate straight.

It’s the first time the structure could have been utilized in F1 since 2006.