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Hamilton rules out Merc exit

2017-08-13 10:44:00, Views: 21, ClubCall

Hamilton rules out Merc exit

Lewis Hamilton says he is "so happy" at Mercedes and doesn't think he will ever join a Formula 1 rival.

Hamilton, who won back-to-back championships with the Silver Arrows in 2014 and 2015, admits representing Williams would be "cool" and racing for Ferrari would be "interesting" but he says he expects to spend the remainder of his career with Mercedes.

"If I was to move, I would have to try and take what we have here and try to implement it somewhere else, but do I really want to do that? Is there a real need?" he said.

"Of course I look at other teams that I have admired, I look at Williams and look at how cool it would be to one day drive for Williams and help them get back to the top, but I don't have a magic board.

"I don't know how long that will take or even if that's even possible, just that I admire Frank [Williams] and the Williams team for its history.

"McLaren, I have been there and done that and had a great, great experience with them.

"There's no other team except for Ferrari that could ever be interesting, but right now I love being here, I love the people I work for, the people I work with and what the company represents."

He added: "I am so happy where I am.

"I tell you when I joined this team I couldn't have imagined it being [so good]; regardless of our results, it's the environment that I live in.

"I couldn't have dreamed it being better and I am pretty sure there is no other team that has this environment, I am pretty certain of it.

"On top of that, when you're a Mercedes driver, there's no other team in the whole sport I think that takes care of its drivers like Mercedes does.

"So to turn your back and leave that behind, that is a really difficult call to make.

"If I was to jump ship from here, that would be when I stop. Mercedes take care of their drivers."


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