Ferrari keeps door open for Hamilton

BY foxsports • May 20, 2011

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.

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