‘Hamilton a potential Ferrari driver’

Date published: May 22 2011

Stefano Domenicali says Ferrari could try to sign Lewis Hamilton despite already having Fernando Alonso locked into a long-term deal…

Stefano Domenicali says Ferrari could try to sign Lewis Hamilton despite already having Fernando Alonso locked into a long-term deal.

Domenicali refused to rule out a move for Hamilton in the future despite the McLaren driver’s troubled partnership with Alonso in the past, saying “I consider him a potential driver for this team.

“Lewis is a strong driver and in the future who knows what can happen.”

Hamilton and Alonso partnered at McLaren in 2007 with the pair openly bickering over the No. 1 status, which ultimately cost the British team the Championship to Ferrari.

Alonso is signed until the end of 2016 while team-mate Felipe Massa’s deal runs until the end of 2012.