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Hamilton, Wolff's futures intertwined

James Jose/Abu Dhabi
Filed on November 29, 2019 | Last updated on November 29, 2019 at 10.11 pm
SCENIC VIEW: Lewis Hamilton drives his car during first practice in Abu Dhabi.

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Every driver worth his salt, dreams of wearing those distinct red overalls

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff's union coincided with Mercedes' best run over this decade with the German marquee racking up six Constructors' titles on the bounce, with the British driver nicking five Drivers' titles during the time.
But as each season passes by, the Hamilton-to-Ferrari rumour swirls again and the murmurs are growing even more louder with each passing day.
Every driver worth his salt, dreams of wearing those distinct red overalls of the Prancing Horse and Lewis is not different.
After McLaren and now, Mercedes, Maranello could quite possibly be the 34-year-old's final destination before he drives off into the twilight. Hamilton has a contract until the end of the 2020 season and could make the switch to the other side of the garage if there is no contract extension.
It is being said that Hamilton, who enjoys almost a father-son relationship with team principal Wolff, is waiting on the Austrian's decision to decide his own future with the Silver Arrows.
Wolff, it is being said could move on to a role with Formula One or the FIA. It seems, both their futures are intertwined, even as a potential race seat warms up at Ferrari.
"Lewis and I have grown close over the last seven years," Wolff said at the Yas Marina Circuit on Friday, ahead of free practice for the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
"We ended up in Mercedes at the same time in 2013 and I think we have built up a lot of trust. At the same time, the two of us are part of a wider organisation where everybody is playing in their relative field of competence."

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