Hamilton's Greatness Shown By Impact Of Ferrari Transfer Says Albon

F1
by Erik VirostkoMonday, 12 February 2024 at 06:00
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Lewis Hamilton's move to Ferrari surprised everyone around the world, and the scale of it shows the Brit's greatness according to Alex Albon.
Arguably, Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers of all time, if not the greatest. There is only one other man who managed to win seven World Championships, and the British driver will try to extend his legacy with Ferrari.
Hamilton signed the contract with the Italian team, and the news immediately made runs all around the world. According to Albon, who spoke after the launch of his team's new car, the 39-year-old's move is good for the sport.

"It's great for the sport. What a news story it was; I definitely didn't see it coming. But good for him. It just shows you how big Lewis is."

One of the impacts of Hamilton's move was the fact that Ferrari earned billions only thanks to the stock price rise, which was influenced by the Brit's decision to sign with the Italian team.

"Seeing the stock of Ferrari going up as much as it did and just seeing the general perception of the news definitely, to me, it was one of those pinch-yourself moments; is this a real story?"

When learning about the news, or initially rumors, Albon didn't know if he should believe them, as there are often many different rumors, which end up not being true.

"There are so many rumours going over winter. You didn't know what had any credibility or not. The Ferrari one definitely seemed to be a rumour to me at the very beginning of the story, and then it turned out to be a real thing."

The Thai driver even compared Hamilton's move to Ferrari to Lionel Messi's transfer to Inter Miami, which, too, shook the world.

"It reminds me of the Messi Miami transfer on such a huge scale. It just shows you the appetite for Formula One but also, raises a lot of questions in the driver market as well, and it opens that up."