ABU DHABI - Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton did not deny meeting Ferrari chairman John Elkann when asked about speculation linking the Mercedes driver with a move to the Italian team in 2021.
The 34-year-old Briton will be out of contract at the end of next season.
The next deal will probably be Hamilton’s last in Formula One and he has said he is considering options outside of Mercedes, where team principal Toto Wolff’s future is also up in the air.
"What happens behind closed doors is always private with whoever it is you end up sitting with," Hamilton said in response to a question about Italian media reports that he had twice met Elkann.
"For many, many years I’ve never, ever sat down and considered other options because we’ve been just driving straight ahead into the path that we’ve been on...," added the Briton after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.