Former F1 team owner Flavio Briatore has warned Lewis Hamilton that he could perform like ‘Batman’ and still not lead Ferrari to titles if the car is not competitive.
The seven-time world champion will partner Charles Leclerc from 2025 onwards as he hunts down an eighth Drivers’ Championship.
And Briatore has given his honest verdict on the switch.
“I’m very surprised by Hamilton’s move to Ferrari, he must have had his reasons,” he told LaPresse. “The only thing to say is to wish Ferrari and the British driver the best.
“Why surprised? I think he has warned the team these days, Mercedes has done a lot for him. But they will get used to this reality. I think Hamilton’s decision has really thrown them for a loop.
“Do I agree with the choice? I don’t know. First of all you have to get the car right, you can also have Batman in the team, but if the car is not competitive it’s not like the driver can make a difference.”