Lewis Hamilton gives clear explanation on why he will never join Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton will remain at Mercedes until 2025.

According to the Daily Mail, Hamilton held talks with Red Bull and Ferrari before putting pen to paper on a new contract with the Brackley-based team. Hamilton later denied these reports yet Red Bull principal Christian Horner was quick to rebuttal his claims by confirming that they had in fact held “several talks” with the seven-time world champion.

Horner also went on to add that Hamilton met with Ferrari chairman John Elkann in May while he was in discussions with Red Bull. Regardless the 38-year-old will remain at Mercedes until his 41st birthday.

The commitment is important because that was probably Hamilton’s last chance to land a lucrative move to another major constructor. When questioned about the rumors that he was considering his options earlier in the year, Hamilton responded, “I think the signing has demonstrated my commitment to the team.”

Admittedly, the goal of every competitor is to drive a winning vehicle. It was much more appealing, in my opinion, when I was younger and maybe hadn’t had as much success with McLaren.

From a competitive standpoint, I must admit that I enjoyed joining this team after leaving a more successful one with the intention of developing into a stronger unit because it made us feel better when we did.

Not because I wouldn’t like to drive one, but because every driver here looks at the Red Bull and would like to drive one. It will feel much better to be that car than to get into the best car, even though we’ve had two challenging years.

“It wouldn’t be much for me to get into the most dominant car of all time,” he said, adding, “but it would be better for my legacy to work with my team to build and be able to beat them.”

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