Ferrari keeps door open for Hamilton

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali says the Formula One team could try to sign McLaren rival Lewis Hamilton despite already having Fernando Alonso locked into a long-term deal.

Domenicali refused to rule out a move for Hamilton in the future despite the Briton’s troubled partnership with Alonso in the past, saying ”I consider him a potential driver for this team.”

Domenicali says: ”Lewis is a strong driver and in the future, who knows what can happen.”

Hamilton and Alonso partnered at McLaren in 2007 with the pair openly bickering over the No. 1 status, which ultimately cost the British team the championship to Ferrari.

Alonso is signed until the end of 2016, while teammate Felipe Massa’s deal runs until the end of 2012.