Lewis Hamilton: why would I leave a team that can be greatest?

Barcelona Weekend Highlighting Ferrari's Weaknesses - Mattia Binotto

Barcelona Weekend Highlighting Ferrari's Weaknesses - Mattia Binotto

Neither Ferrari driver was able to get onto the front row, which will be a fourth lock-out for the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport team in five races, with Leclerc's chances of threatening for a spot amongst the top four hindered by damage to his bargeboard, which came as a result of running wide at turn nine. The 34-year-old owns several Ferrari cars and his father Anthony has also implied that he wants to drive for them one day.

"One of Harry's favourite expressions during chemotherapy was: "Let's just get it done'". I knew Valtteri would brake super deep and thankfully, it wasn't a replay of Baku... Hamilton devoting his victory to Harry here will surely help them generate many thousands more. He also picked up the bonus point for the fastest lap in the race - something bottas managed back in Melbourne. It means Hamilton is now seven points ahead of the Finn in the driver standings.

Team chief Toto Wolff, like Hamilton, is wary of any premature assessments or forecasts, but said he recognised the conundrum he and his team faced as they reduced the sport's spectacle with their metronomic excellence and supremacy. I wish we could go there tomorrow. "I will try to make you proud", Hamilton posted on his Instagram page. "But it worked well in the race". And we keep emphasizing about Mercedes and the big team, and they acknowledge that racing can be hard sometimes.

"We've not had the performance in Monaco in the last years", he said. We were just discussing improvements we could make and talking about how we could improve the auto.

Afterwards Hamilton admitted he had got extremely close to contact with his team mate - but he had planned for such a risky overtake.

"When I woke up this morning, I was a bit lost and wondering how today was going to go".

"At the moment I'm just enjoying driving with this team". "You try to go out there to do something for someone but it doesn't always work out as it has".

"He's watching and I'll send him a message shortly after this". Next week is going to be a tremendous challenge for us.

"We've sent him a card and a cap, and before the race I was chilled but was looking for some inspiration, something to grab onto".

"He could have chosen any other driver, of course, and on the most hard of days to have sent a message like that is very humbling and much appreciated". He was given the honour of appearing on the podium in Spain alongside Hamilton and Bottas.

"When you are in negotiations you throw in the Ferrari name", he said.