Jul.18 (GMM) Bosses for Ferrari and McLaren-Mercedes on Friday rubbished and laughed at reports the Italian team is making a swoop for the services of British driver Lewis Hamilton.
The newspaper The Times published a photograph of a 'secret' conversation between Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali and Anthony Hamilton, 23-year-old Hamilton's father and manager, outside a Mercedes-Benz party at Hockenheim."I think that's a great place to start negotiations with our driver -- behind the Mercedes grandstand," Norbert Haug, in charge of the German carmaker's racing activities, joked in the presence of Domenicali, Ferrari F1 boss.Domenicali said the meeting with Anthony Hamilton was harmless."He just came up behind me and said hello and that's it, very easy," the Italian said.Domenicali suggested Ferrari will field an unchanged driver lineup at least for the foreseeable future."We still have long-term relationships with our drivers, so really there is no rush," he said.