Briatore cautions Hamilton over Ferrari move: ‘Even Batman would struggle’

The former Benetton and Renault boss has offered his opinion on the news that Lewis Hamilton is moving to Ferrari.

Flavio Briatore believes that even “Batman” would struggle to guide Ferrari to a World Championship if the car is not capable, in a warning to Lewis Hamilton.

It was announced on February 1st that Hamilton would be departing Mercedes after 12 seasons at the end of the 2024 campaign, signing a multi-year contract with Ferrari to partner Charles Leclerc from 2025.

He has described it as a “childhood dream” to race for Ferrari having turned down the Scuderia’s advances multiple times during his career, but is heading to Maranello with the hopes of challenging for an eighth World Championship.

But Ferrari – like Mercedes – faces a huge challenge to catch Red Bull before 2026 with the rules reset given the huge chasm opened up by Christian Horner’s squad in 2023, although Ferrari did make good progress in the understanding of its car throughout the season, added strong developments and fell just three points short of overhauling a stumbling Mercedes to second in the Constructors’.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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