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Lewis Hamilton F1 success at Ferrari would send ‘ultimate message’ to Sebastian Vettel and confirm his greatness

LEW BEST EVER?

LEWIS HAMILTON joining Ferrari would send the "ultimate message" to the F1 and confirm his place as one of the sport's greats.

Hamilton, who has a contract with Mercedes until 2020, has been linked with a switch to the Italian team where he would look to win a world title.

Ferrari have not won constructors' championship since 2008 but should Hamilton deliver them a title, he would have won with three teams.

And Channel 4 pundit and former Red Bull driver, Mark Webber, says it is not out of the question seeing the Brit join Ferrari.

He said: "That would be the ultimate message to a lot of people. People like Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

"A flip to Ferrari and to become a world champion is a hard one to do. Michael of course won their but the number of drivers who have are thin on the ground.

Hamilton is threatening Michael's status in terms of his wins. I think he is better than Michael and is now into Ayrton Senna territory

Mark Webber

"The one thing with Lewis is that he has to keep an eye on his motivation. He is a mercurial talent but there could be one final twist.

"I think the Niki Lauda factor could come into it. If Niki was still there at Mercedes, I don't think Lewis would look at it, but now Mercedes might not stop him if he wants to go.

"Hamilton is threatening Michael's status in terms of his wins. I think he is better than Michael and is now into Ayrton Senna territory.

"Michael has been dealt with in my eyes. Lewis is like Alain Prost only more exciting to watch. He is in a beautiful position of experience and motivations and Max Verstappen hasn't got that."

Hamilton is targeting a record sixth win at the British Grand Prix, but helped a long-serving member of the F1 community enjoy the Silverstone circuit once again.

Sir Frank Williams is celebrating 50 years as the Williams boss and his fellow Brit took him for a spin around the track - ending on a few doughnuts.

Lewis Hamilton takes Sir Frank Williams for spin of Silverstone to mark 50th year as team principal ahead of British GP
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