driver Ralf Schumacher
asserted that going to Ferrari
could be a "very good move" for seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton was expected to finish his career with Mercedes
, where he will race his 12th season in 2024. Consequently, it surprised many of his and Mercedes's fans when his move to Ferrari was announced
But all the former F1 drivers seem to have a lot of understanding and respect for the 39-year-old's move. Ralf Schumacher told Sky Sports
"For Lewis, I think it can be a very good move. To do something else in his life with what would only be his third team. So, I can understand."
As Sebastian Vettel
said, everyone is a Ferrari fan. Even if they say they are not, they are a Ferrari fan. It is a dream of many F1 drivers to once race for the Italian team, and it was one of the few things that Hamilton hasn't achieved in F1 throughout his career so far.
"There are some drivers who would really love to end their career or win with a Ferrari, and I think he would like to do that."
Asked why it makes sense for the Prancing Horse to sign a driver like Hamilton - who is 39 years old and nearing his retirement, Schumacher responded:
"Well, I think Formula 1 has changed. I mean, look at the drivers around. You need experience, you need somebody that you can rely on. You need somebody that has natural speed."
Many have called Hamilton's move to Ferrari the "move of the century." It seemed impossible when the first speculations arose yesterday in the morning, and it became a reality by the end of the day.
Schumacher asserted this move might be good not only for the British driver but also for Scuderia, which currently needs an experienced and consistent driver. He added:
"And with this combination, why not? You know, there are not so many [dirvers] on the market like him being that experienced and fast and being able to surround the team around him to develop a car. So, I think that's Formula 1 these days."