Lewis Hamilton has questioned Ferrari’s decision to part ways with Kimi Raikkonen, hailing the Finn as a “very important driver” for the team.
The decision had divided opinion with some feeling it is a sign that Ferrari are building for the future, while others believe Raikkonen deserves another season.
Hamilton falls in the latter category.
He answered: “I don’t think Kimi is going to change in the last races.
“He is an extraordinary professional and a fantastic driver.
“He remains one of my favourite drivers, and I’m convinced that Ferrari is losing a very important driver.
“It does not make sense to me.”
Asked if he would ever tell his Toto Wolff if he disagreed with a driver decision made by the Mercedes boss, he insisted he would.
“The trust is there between us. If Toto came up with a crazy idea we’d definitely discuss it. I’d say ‘Toto, are you sure?” Hamilton said.