Formula One longtime leader Bernie Ecclestone is convinced that Lewis Hamilton would rather go for Formula One farewell than risk being defeated by a young Charles Leclerc at Ferrari.

While there have been many hints lately that Hamilton might end his long and rich career behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Ecclestone is not entirely convinced that a British move to Maranella would be a good move for him.

“Ferrari is a specific environment, while Lewis does not even understand Italian. Leclerc is Ferrari's future and it could happen to Lewis that he would completely burn out in Maranell as the team would be on Leclerc's side. In his place, he would win another title with Mercedes and then retire. I think he would rather go than risk being defeated by Ferrari at Leclerc.

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