Ex-Ferrari Driver Says Hamilton Unfazed by Ferrari Pressure

Former Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella asserts that Lewis Hamilton, due to his extensive experience and need for a competitive car rather than concern over pressure, will not be troubled by the additional expectations that come with driving for Ferrari as he prepares to join the team after the 2024 Formula 1 season.

Highlights

‣ Former Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella believes Lewis Hamilton will not be worried by the pressure of being a Ferrari driver when he moves to the team after the 2024 Formula 1 season.

‣ Fisichella, who has firsthand experience with the pressure of driving for Ferrari, highlights that Hamilton’s extensive experience and talent will help him handle the expectations and pressure that come with driving for such a prestigious team.

‣ The Italian driver also mentions that Ferrari has a unique, family-like atmosphere that differs from English teams, which he believes will help Hamilton integrate and feel part of the team quickly.

‣ Despite Hamilton’s current form and position in the World Championship, Fisichella is optimistic about Hamilton’s potential for better results with Ferrari, a team currently second to Red Bull in the championship standings.


Giancarlo Fisichella, once a Ferrari ace, has some thoughts on Lewis Hamilton’s future. He reckons Hamilton won’t sweat the extra heat that comes with the Ferrari badge. After all, Hamilton’s set to switch gears and join Ferrari post the 2024 Formula 1 season. And yeah, he’s also hitting the track in 2026.

Fisichella’s no stranger to the F1 circus, having raced in 229 Grands Prix. But, only a handful of those were with Ferrari. Remember 2009? That was when he jumped in for an injured Felipe Massa after snagging pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix for Force India. Oh, and that race? It was his last hurrah for points in F1. Zilch in his five Ferrari outings. So, yeah, he knows a thing or two about the pressure cooker that is Ferrari.

### Why Hamilton won’t care about the Ferrari pressure

“Ferrari’s like the dream,” Fisichella muses. “Not just for the Italians, mind you. Legends like Schumacher, Lauda, Vettel, and Alonso have all been seduced by its allure. But Hamilton? He’s in another league. With his experience, pressure’s just another word. Give the man a decent car, and he’ll do the talking on the track,” Fisichella shared with OCB Scores.

Schumacher, the legend, clinched five straight World Championships with Ferrari. Then, he took a breather, only to come back with Mercedes. Hamilton’s plotting the reverse course. Fisichella bets Schumacher would’ve had some pearls of wisdom for Hamilton. “He’d say it’s a top-notch team, more like a family than the English outfits. Hamilton will gel with them in no time. That’s crucial when you’re the new kid on the block,” Fisichella added.

Hamilton’s got his sights set on brighter days with Ferrari. Currently, they’re trailing behind Red Bull, having bagged 49 points in the first two races. Meanwhile, Hamilton’s lurking in ninth place in the World Championship, stuck in his roughest patch since 2009. But hey, who knows what the future holds?

Albert Ramirez
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