Briatore: "Having two very valuable drivers in the same team can be a risk"

03-12-2019 08:12
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Briatore: Having two very valuable drivers in the same team can be a risk

Despite being utterly dominant with Mercedes in the last six years, links regarding Lewis Hamilton to Ferrari continue to sit just above the surface. Flavio Briatore isn't convinced by the reports and thinks it would be a risk.

Hamilton became a six-time World Champion in 2019, winning his third successive title as he stormed away after early pressure from Valtteri Bottas. It was his fifth title with Mercedes and he'll be targeting a record-equalling seventh title. 

Despite appearing to be very settled at Mercedes, the idea that Hamilton could one day race for the Scuderia continues to linger, with several personalities suggesting it's what he needs to make him the greatest.

However, one man who isn't convinced is Flavio Briatore despite admitting that he is a "great driver".

"But I would wait a while, because perhaps Ferrari already has a driver of Hamilton's worth," Briatore told Italian news agency Adnkronos.

"Having two very valuable drivers in the same team can be a risk, as we saw this year with Vettel and Leclerc.

"Let's not forget that in the past years, given the superiority of Mercedes, Hamilton was able to drive very relaxed, almost never making mistakes."

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