Hamilton Not Interested In Competing In The Indianapolis 500
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Lewis Hamilton who could win his fifth Formula One world championship this weekend says he has no interest in competing in the Indianapolis 500.
Speaking on Thursday ahead of the race this weekend, the four time world champion was asked if he would be interested in competing at the Brickyard to which the Englishman said no and that he is more interested in some day competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Hamilton’s thoughts on the Indianapolis 500 come a year after he criticized the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers which led to a number of drivers such as Graham Rahal, James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan.
Last year, after Fernando Alonso qualified in fifth place, Hamilton said:
I looked at the times and, frankly, for his first ever qualifying, for Fernando to be fifth – what does that say about Indy?
Hamilton has said that his priority is Formula One.