Lewis Hamilton laughed off the suggestion that he had threatened a move to Ferrari while negotiating his contracts with Ferrari in the past. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said recently that he would understand if Hamilton had a desire to switch to the Scuderia.
Hamilton has been repeatedly linked with a move to Ferrari across his career and said of a switch to Maranello in 2017: "It's definitely a dream for every driver, including me."
Asked if he had considered the chance of Hamilton being tempted to Ferrari, Wolff told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "Of course, and we also talked about it openly with each other. Ferrari is a phenomenal brand, the most prestigious in F1, and every driver dreams of winning a world championship with the Cavallino."
Asked about the claim after winning the Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton was quick to press home his loyalties to Mercedes.
"I don't really remember what he's referring to," Hamilton said. "I think when you're in negotiations you always have to drop in the Ferrari name!
"I have never made it a secret that I've been a Ferrari fan, particularly Ferrari cars, and that's no secret.
"Do I plan on going elsewhere? I haven't made any plans for my future.
"At the moment I'm just enjoying driving with this team. I'm enjoying continuous growing with this team and, I mean, it's incredible what we're achieving together, what we have achieved in these six years, seven years or whatever it is, and I plan on working with this team to help it become the most successful team of all time.
"That's my current goal and my sole focus."